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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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 Favorite Indy restaurants including La Margarita Mexican restaurant and Smoking Goose eatery Oca will serve chorizo tacos with poblano aioli, South African sausage made with nutmeg and a whole lot more. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "New late-night tacos, Sun King's food hall & the best concerts across 20 years," 9 May 2018 Capsicum annuum, that’s the Latin name for the entire family of peppers that includes jalapeño, bell pepper, Guajillo, cayenne, poblano, Hatch and others, is an easy score in the produce department. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "Light, bright ceviche recipes to cure the Fiesta excess," 25 Apr. 2018 Add 1 poblano, seeded and diced, and cook 10 minutes. WSJ, "Hold the Mayo: 4 Adventurous Alternatives to Potato Salad," 19 Apr. 2018 Rancherito is a stack of crisp tortillas layers with poblano cream, chunky mashed lentils and a fried quail egg. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "2 restaurants in 1: We’ve got the first look at the food (and menus) for the new littleSpoon/Comida | Charlotte Observer," 19 Mar. 2018 At the La Margarita stand, expect chorizo tacos with creamed corn, poblano aioli, queso fresco, cilantro and onion in blue corn tortillas. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Sun King distillery's food hall in Carmel puts the brewery's Hot Pockets days behind it," 8 May 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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