Main Entry: chili
Variant(s): also chile or chil·li \ˈchi-lē\
Pronunciation: \ˈchi-lē\
Function: noun
Etymology: Spanish chile, from Nahuatl chīlli
Inflected Forms: plural chil·ies also chil·es or chilis or chil·lies
Date: 1604
a : a hot pepper of any of a group of cultivars (Capsicum annuum annuum group longum) noted for their pungency —called also chili pepper
b usually chilli plural chillies also chil·lis chiefly British : a pepper whether hot or sweet
a : a thick sauce of meat and chilies
b : chili con carne