Definition of ancho
: a poblano chili pepper especially when mature and dried to a reddish black — compare poblano
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Of course, Guzmán cooks with his own homemade chorizo, a mix of cold pork fat and shoulder meat, seasoned with guajillo, ancho and puya chiles, a load of raw garlic and many spices.
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Origin and Etymology of ancho
American Spanish (chile) ancho, literally, wide chili
First Known Use: 1902See Words from the same year
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