Definition of piri-piri in English:

piri-piri

Syllabification: pi·ri-pi·ri
Pronunciation: /ˌpi(ə)rē ˈpi(ə)rē
 
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(also pil-pil /ˈpēl ˌpēl/)

noun

  • Portuguese term for hot chilies or the hot sauce made from them.
    More example sentences
    • I'm slightly tipsy and I have chicken grease and hot piri-piri sauce running down my face.
    • If an eye-watering piri-piri sauce is your idea of the ideal barbecue accompaniment, then go for white wines with a good dollop of grapey sweetness.
    • An important seasoning is cumin; equally important is piri-piri, a hot red chili often used to season barbecued chicken.

Origin

Ronga (a Bantu language of southern Mozambique), literally 'pepper'.

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