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ancho

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noun an·cho \ˈän-chō\

Definition of ancho

plural

anchos

  1. :  a poblano chili pepper especially when mature and dried to a reddish black — compare poblano



Origin and Etymology of ancho

American Spanish (chile) ancho, literally, wide chili


First Known Use: 1902


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