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Chile British & World English

A country occupying a long coastal strip down the southern half of the west of South America; population 16,601,700 (est. 2009); official language, Spanish; capital, Santiago

chile2 British & World English

Nonstandard spelling of child, used in representing chiefly southern US dialect.

chilli British & World English

A 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

chile in chilli British & World English

A 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

Chile pine British & World English

Another term for monkey puzzle.

chile relleno British & World English

(In Mexican cooking) a stuffed chilli pepper, typically covered in batter and deep-fried

Chile saltpetre British & World English

Another term for sodium nitrate, especially as a commercial product.

chile con queso British & World English

(In Tex-Mex cookery) a thick sauce of melted cheese seasoned with chilli peppers, typically served warm as a dip for tortilla chips

ancho British & World English

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

chilli powder British & World English

A hot-tasting spice made from ground dried red chillies, sometimes with other spices

chilli sauce British & World English

A hot sauce made with tomatoes, chillies, and spices

Chile pine in pine1 British & World English

Used in names of coniferous trees of families other than that of the pine, e.g. Chile pine

chilli con carne British & World English

A stew of minced beef and beans flavoured with chillies or chilli powder