Definition of ancho in English:

ancho

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Pronunciation: /ˈantʃəʊ
 
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(also ancho chilli)

noun (plural anchos)

  • A large aromatic variety of chilli, used (usually dried) in dishes of Mexican origin or style.
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    • 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.

Origin

from Mexican Spanish (chile) ancho, 'wide (chilli)'.

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