(also ancho chili)
noun (plural anchos)
A large aromatic variety of chili, used (usually dried) in dishes of Mexican origin or style.
- I love a side dish of anchos sauteed in butter and olive oil, more butter and olive oil than they need.
- Each is desperate to entice you with luscious tomatilla salsa and freshly harvested prickly pears and aching to discuss whether your chilli preference is for ancho or chipotle.
- For example, a poblano can also be called pasilla, unless it is dried; then it is sometimes an ancho, adding to the chaos.
From Mexican Spanish (chile) ancho 'wide (chili)'.
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