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

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Locals invited to test new cheese Chipotle Mexican Grill has kicked up its cheese game with its Queso Blanco, made with Monterey Jack cheese, white cheddar cheese and serrano, poblano and chipotle peppers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Where to celebrate National Waffle Day in San Diego," 22 Aug. 2019 Pile about a quarter of the poblano mixture over the sausage(s) in each roll. Jeanmarie Brownson, charlotteobserver, "Put flavor-packed sausage sandwiches on winter menu | Charlotte Observer," 13 Feb. 2018 Even shrimp nachos brought some swerve, laid out with rich Manchego cheese and a bright poblano cream. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Cappy’s keeps its groove as Alamo Heights’ go-to restaurant," 18 July 2019 Using knife, gently scrape charred skin from poblano, bell, and jalapeño peppers and discard. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Charred Peppers with Queso Blanco," 1 July 2019 Mild green poblano and creamy avocado make for a simple, easy summer meal. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "These quinoa salad recipes will help you make the ideal summer grain bowl," 24 June 2019 Peel the poblano, discarding the core and seeds; chop the flesh coarsely. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Whether chorizo or brats, you can't mark Father's Day without sausage," 11 June 2019 Start with the vegetarian edamame dumplings with white truffle oil ($10) or the vegan kale guacamole with pink grapefruit, cilantro, roasted poblano, and sunflower seeds ($11). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "The best vegetarian dishes at non-vegetarian restaurants in Chicago," 9 Aug. 2017 Possible seasonal menu changes could highlight in-season foods, such as chiles en nogada — poblano chiles stuffed with meat and served with a walnut cream sauce — in the fall. Ava Garcia, azcentral, "Agave del Scottsdale is open now. Here's what to expect on the Mexico City-style menu," 12 June 2019

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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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