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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Glossy, dark green poblano peppers have an earthy, minerally flavor and moderate heat level. Christopher Kimball, BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2023 Mild poblano peppers and roasted tomatillos give a tangy, peppery flavor to the dip. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 11 May 2023 Get the recipe from Delish Poblano and Black Bean Loaded Baked Potatoes Go meatless for dinner with this simple loaded baked potato with poblano peppers and black beans. Redbook, 10 May 2023 There will be a chipotle Mango margarita, one with poblano peppers and a Tamarindo con chile with chile pasilla, cinnamon and amaranth rim. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 4 May 2023 It's loaded with sweet white corn, Cheddar, Monterey jack cheese, spinach, poblano peppers, and white corn tortillas. Anna Mahan, countryliving.com, 28 Apr. 2023 The menu is full of interesting options from caviar with tater tots to a rack of pork ribs in mole poblano. Brianna Griff, Chron, 30 Jan. 2023 Perhaps the most famous mole dish is turkey with mole poblano. Michael A. Gardiner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Jan. 2023 According to the History Channel, Cinco de Mayo celebrations often include parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods, such as tacos, enchiladas, tamales and mole poblano. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 3 May 2023 See More

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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 6 Jun. 2023.

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