Meaning of “enchilada” in the English Dictionary

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"enchilada" in British English

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enchiladanoun [ C ]

uk /ˌen.tʃɪˈlɑː.də/ us /ˌen.tʃɪˈlɑː.də/

Examples from literature

  • Even Grandma ate those enchiladas without hesitation, though they were so peppery that she had to cool her mouth with frequent swallows of water. 
  • Her enchiladas, seasoned with cheese and onions, were the best we ever had, and after the first experience, we insisted on having them at every meal. 
  • There were plenty of French rolls and the red wine brought from town, and a great heap of enchiladas, fresh lettuce and eggs. 

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

"enchilada" in American English

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enchiladanoun [ C ]

us /ˌen·tʃəˈlɑ·də/

a food consisting of a tortilla (= type of flat, round bread) wrapped around meat, beans, or cheese, and covered with a sauce that is usually spicy

(Definition of “enchilada” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)