noun pa·sil·la \päˈsēyä, pə-, -yə\

Definition of pasilla



  1. :  a slender long usually dried chili pepper that is blackish brown when dried

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Origin and Etymology of pasilla

Mexican Spanish, probably diminutive of Spanish pasa raisin, from Latin passa (in uva passa raisins, literally, spread of grapes), feminine of passus, past participle of pandere to spread, unfold — more at fathom

First Known Use: 1929

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to criticize severely

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