po·​bla·​no | \ pō-ˈblä-nō How to pronounce poblano (audio) \
plural poblanos

Definition of poblano

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

Examples of poblano in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add half the sweet peppers, half the poblano pepper, the pimenton and 2 teaspoons salt to the pan. Christian Reynoso, SFChronicle.com, "Roasting sweet late-season peppers with sausages lets the flavors bloom," 16 Oct. 2020 Cut the tomatillos into ½-inch wedges and add to an oven safe 12-inch skillet with the poblano pepper, shallots, olive oil and 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Christian Reynoso, SFChronicle.com, "Fall’s cranberry beans reimagine chile verde as a sultry vegetarian stew," 25 Sep. 2020 The Fire Roasted Bloody Maria ($15) is made withroasted poblano chiles and jalapenos for spice, and onions, garlic, cucumber and lime that balance the heat. Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Goodbye to Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Cafe and Martine," 20 Aug. 2020 Chef/co-owner José Alarcon, working with pastry chef Ngia Xiong, will offer seasonally minded dishes along the lines of a fried fish sandwich, a kale salad with a poblano-avocado dressing, steak chilaquiles, ceviche and all-day breakfast items. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "New cafe/bakery coming to shuttered Popol Vuh space in northeast Minneapolis," 5 Aug. 2020 The vegan Mexican restaurant is packaging up everything from vegan tamales and krunch wraps, to fire roasted poblano enchiladas, to fusion items like falafel tortas. Dalila Thomas, Dallas News, "7 Dallas-area vegan restaurants with great grub to go," 11 May 2020 Options include salads, sandwiches, campechana with smoked poblano, oak smoked barbacoa tacos and Cajun chicken with boudin pilaf and collard greens. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Where to eat near The Galleria in Houston," 26 Feb. 2020 Add the red and white onions and bell and poblano peppers and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Emily Heil, Washington Post, "Tex-Mex migas can jump-start your morning, whether you’re nursing a hangover or not," 30 Dec. 2019 Don’t overlook the Chile en Nogada, ($14), a relleno-like roasted poblano pepper stuffed with ground beef and dried fruit, seasoned with cinnamon. Eric Velasco, al, "Sol y Luna restaurant reopens, revives favorite dishes," 4 May 2020

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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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27 Oct 2020

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“Poblano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poblano. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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