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 Menu favorites are the whole hen; a parrillada mix, which is a half hen, pork steak, skirt steak and chorizo; and the chicken enchiladas in a roasted poblano pepper sauce. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2022 There are also green chile and cheese tamales, for vegetarians and vegans, some of whom also like to use poblano peppers with mozzarella or sweet potato and black beans. Gloria Casas, chicagotribune.com, 23 Dec. 2021 One of my favorite Mexican dishes is chile relleno, another stuffed green pepper — although a poblano is a pretty far cry from a plain bell. Washington Post, 9 July 2021 The restaurant's leftover brisket is bathed in red chile, wrapped in local Mama Lola's flour tortillas, then blanketed in mole poblano. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 29 Oct. 2021 The hatch chile salsa was a bit sweeter, brighter and had a little more zing, while the poblano salsa was earthier. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 2 Sep. 2021 Place onion, celery, apples, sweet potatoes, garlic and chopped poblano in the crock of a 6-quart slow cooker. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 16 Nov. 2021 Mexican Food Enjoy a free entree from the special Veterans Day menu, like the chicken poblano, baja burro and Sonoran enchilada trio. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 6 Nov. 2021 That stuffed poblano pepper creation is sauced in a yellow mole. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021

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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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13 Jan 2022

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“Poblano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poblano. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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