arbol chile


ar·​bol chile ˈär-bōl- How to pronounce arbol chile (audio)
variants or árbol chile or arbol chili or árbol chili
: chile de árbol
In preparing the dish, a puree of arbol chiles—a type of dried chile widely available at specialty food stores and ethnic markets—is seared into the white-fleshed fish.Michael Bauer, The San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Apr. 2000

Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of arbol chile was in 1986

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“Arbol chile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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