Definition of chili
- liked to cover her spaghetti with red chili
- vegetarian chili
- seafood chili
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First Known Use: 1604See Words from the same year
: a small pepper with a very hot flavor
: a spicy dish made of ground beef, hot peppers or chili powder, and usually beans
: a similar dish made without meat
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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