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chilli

noun [C or U] uk ( plural chillies) UK ( US chili ( plural chilies))   /ˈtʃɪl.i/ us  
A2 the small, red or green seed case from particular types of pepper plant that is used to make some foods very hot and spicy: Add 2 chopped red chillies. Don't use too much chilli. ( also chilli con carne) a spicy dish of meat, onions, chillies or chilli powder, and usually beans: His favourite food is chilli. I've made a chilli for tonight.
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