Pronunciation: (chil'ē), [key]
1. Also called chili pepper. the pungent pod of any of several species of Capsicum, esp. C. annuum longum: used in cooking for its pungent flavor.
2. See chili con carne.
3. a meatless version of chili con carne. Also,chile,chilli.
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