poblano

noun po·bla·no \ pō-ˈblä-nō \
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

Definition of poblano

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

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Origin and Etymology of poblano

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


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