enchilada


en·chi·la·da

noun \ˌen-chə-ˈlä-də\

: a Mexican food that consists of a flat piece of bread (called a tortilla) that is rolled around a meat, bean, or cheese filling and covered with a sauce

Full Definition of ENCHILADA

1
:  a usually corn tortilla rolled around a savory mixture, covered with chili sauce, and usually baked
2
:  schmear, ball of wax <the whole enchilada>

Origin of ENCHILADA

American Spanish, from feminine of enchilado, past participle of enchilar to season with chili, from Spanish en- 1en- + chile chili
First Known Use: 1887

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