chilli (also chilli pepper, chile, US chili) NOUN (pl. chillies, chiles, or US chilies) 1) a small hot-tasting pod of a variety of capsicum, used in sauces, relishes, and spice powders. 2) chilli powder or chilli con carne.
ORIGIN Nahuatl.

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