po·​bla·​no pō-ˈblä-nō How to pronounce poblano (audio)
plural poblanos
: 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 Mole negro, mole poblano, mole verde, mole negro oaxaqueño and mole pipian. David Rodriguez Muñoz, Detroit Free Press, 9 Feb. 2024 Danny made a charred branzino with charred avocado and a poblano sauce. Buddha Lo, Peoplemag, 2 May 2024 Its mild flavor plays nicely with corn, onions, and poblanos. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Apr. 2024 Several types of hot peppers exist, including jalapeno, poblano, and serrano peppers, that have different amounts of capsaicin. Anthea Levi, Health, 30 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for poblano 

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poblano was in 1950

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“Poblano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poblano. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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