chilli

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈtʃɪl.iː/, SAMPA: /"tSIl.i:/

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Noun[change]

Singular
chilli

Plural
chillies or chillis

chillies growing on a pepper plant
a bowl of chili
  1. (countable) A chilli is a type of hot pepper, which may be eaten or used to make food spicy.
    I used to grow chillies in a flowerpot in my window.
  2. (uncountable) Chilli is a type of food which is often made from ground (cut up) meat, beans, and hot peppers.
    The chilli she made was delicious.

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