po·​bla·​no | \ pō-ˈblä-nō \
plural poblanos

Definition of poblano

: a large usually mild heart-shaped chili pepper especially when fresh and dark green — compare ancho

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Roasted Green Chile and Pumpkin-Seed Pesto Photo: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal, Food Styling by Eleanore Park TOTAL TIME 10 minutes MAKES 2 cups Place 6 poblano or cubanelle peppers directly on burner of gas stove set to high heat. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "6 Fresh Takes on Pesto," 3 Aug. 2018 Inspired by Mexican salsas, Gabe Kennedy of the Little Beet in Manhattan makes a pesto using poblano peppers, pumpkin seeds and a heady dose of cilantro. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "6 Fresh Takes on Pesto," 3 Aug. 2018 The root beer was cold and refreshing in the 95°(about 35° Celsius) temperatures, and the Ortega Burger (with poblano peppers on it) satisfied my hunger. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "1,160 miles in 11 days: A grand tour with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio," 15 Aug. 2018 Mix butter: In a medium bowl, mix to combine the butter, poblano, shallot, lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, and salt. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Grilled Walleye Wrapped in Corn Husks from Michael Symon (recipe)," 11 Apr. 2018 Smoky Grilled Tomatillo Salsa Recipe Roast a large unpeeled onion, five unpeeled garlic cloves, two to five chile peppers (such as serrano, poblano, or anaheim), and 1 pound tomatillos on a charcoal grill until charred and soft. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Your Guide To Growing The Biggest Tomatillos North Of Mexico," 22 Mar. 2017 But a new hit is the molcajete bowl, served steaming with a giant poblano. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "In Arlington, the Fork in the Road leads to classic breakfast and biscuits," 20 June 2018 At El Mural de los Poblanos, one of the busiest restaurants in the central historic district, a kind waiter talked me into my first chiles en nogada — stuffed poblano chiles in walnut cream sauce dotted with pomegranate seeds. Christopher Reynolds, latimes.com, "Savor Puebla, a Mexican gem known for its food and sense of style," 18 Mar. 2018 Don’t miss the poblano mole, served with roasted chicken, which is cooked for four hours with more than 15 ingredients. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Just Opened: Octavio Cantina & Kitchen cuisine inspired by traditions of Mexican region," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of poblano

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poblano

Mexican Spanish (chile) poblano, literally, chili pepper of Puebla (Mexico)

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