a naturally occurring form of sodium nitrate: a soluble white or colourless mineral occurring in arid regions, esp in Chile and Peru Also called soda nitre
- Chiles rellenos
noun a Mexican dish of mild green chiles filled with cheese, dipped in batter and fried Word Origin Spanish ‘stuffed peppers’ Usage Note cooking
[chil-ee] /ˈtʃɪl i/ noun, plural chilies. 1. Also called chili pepper. the pungent pod of any of several species of Capsicum, especially C. annuum longum: used in cooking for its pungent flavor. 2. . 3. a meatless version of . n. also chilli, 1660s, from Nahuatl chilli, native name for the peppers. Not named for […]
[kil-ee-ad] /ˈkɪl iˌæd/ noun 1. a group of 1000. 2. a period of 1000 years. /ˈkɪlɪˌæd/ noun 1. a group of one thousand 2. one thousand years n. “group of 1,000” (of the same sort), 1590s, from Latinized form of Greek khiliados, from khilioi “a thousand; the number 1,000” (see chiliasm).
[kil-ee-ahrk] /ˈkɪl iˌɑrk/ noun 1. (in ancient Greece) the military commander of 1000 men.