Etymology
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chili (n.)

also chilli, "pod or fruit of a type of American pepper, used as a condiment," 1660s, from Nahuatl (Aztecan) chilli, native name for the peppers. Not named for the South American country. As short for chile con carne and similar dishes, attested by 1846.

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Definitions of chili

chili (n.)
ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans;
Synonyms: chili con carne
chili (n.)
very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency;
Synonyms: chili pepper / chilli / chilly / chile
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