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chil·i [or] chil·e [or] chil·li

chili [or] chile [or] chilli

 
pronunciation:
chI li
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part of speech: noun
inflections: chilies, chiles, chillies
definition 1: the pod of a tropical pepper plant. Chili has a strong, sharp flavor.
 
definition 2: a dish like a thick soup made with red beans, ground meat, onion, and tomato sauce, and flavored with a spice made from chilies.
I love to have a big, hot bowl of chili on a cold winter day.
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The words chili, chilly, and Chile sound alike but have different meanings.
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