(also chilli pepper, US chili or chile)
noun (plural chillies, US chilies or chiles)
- 1A small hot-tasting pod of a variety of capsicum, used in sauces, relishes, and spice powders. There are various forms with pods of differing size, colour, and strength of flavour.
More example sentences
- Capsicum annuum variety annuum, ‘longum’ group or variety longum
- Seasonings for marinades run the gamut from herbs, spices, garlic, and chilies to fish sauce, salts, olives, and onions.
- What he didn't tell you is that there were onions, garlic, oregano and chilies in the sauce, too.
- Mix the olive oil, crushed chillies and thyme leaves with sea salt and black pepper.
- 1.1 short for chilli powder.More example sentences
- The chicken is seasoned with a blend of jalapeno, cayenne, chili, and black and white pepper.
- Heat half a tablespoon of ghee or oil, in a pan, and fry the coriander leaves along with the chilli, pepper and cumin seeds, till you get an aroma.
- It's basically onion, garlic, green pepper, a can of tomatoes, sprinkle of chili, cayenne pepper and seasoning.
- 1.2 short for chilli con carne.More example sentences
- My companions fell for the chicken and mushroom vol-au-vents served with salad and the chilli in pitta bread clicked with our photographer.
- There are also recipes for cassoulet, sausage chilli, sausage pasta with capers and feta and, of course, sausage, egg and bacon panini: sausage rolls to you and me.
- The addition of ceviche and chilli to sashimi and sushi could have been invented by Thor Heyerdahl to prove that the Japanese discovered Lima.
early 17th century: from Spanish chile, from Nahuatl chilli.
More definitions of chilliDefinition of chilli in:
- The US English dictionary