ají

noun \ ä-ˈhē \
variants: or less commonly aji

Definition of ají

plural ajíes also ajies or ajís or ajis
: a chili pepper that ranges in pungency from mild to very hot and is produced by several usually cultivated varieties of a wild South American capsicum (Capsicum baccatum); also : a plant bearing ají peppers

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Origin and Etymology of ají

American Spanish ají, from Taino axí


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of ají


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