Meaning of “chilli” in the English Dictionary


"chilli" in English

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chillinoun [ C or U ]

plural chillies UK US chili plural chilies us uk /ˈtʃɪl.i/

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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(Definition of “chilli” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)