pa·​sil·​la | \ päˈsēyä, pə-, -yə \
plural -s

Definition of pasilla

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

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First Known Use of pasilla

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Pasilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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