- (uncountable) Powdered chili pepper, used as a spice or flavouring in cooking.
"I want to make this pasta spicy so I’m going to add some chili to it."
- A dish made with this fruit and other ingredients, such as beans and beef; chili con carne.
"I fancy having some chili for dinner tonight. What about you?"
- The pungent/spicy fresh or dried fruit of any of several cultivated varieties of capsicum peppers, used especially to add heat, or as a flavouring in cooking; associated with Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Indian cuisine.
"The farmers’ market had a wide variety of chilis from anchos to jalapeños to habaneros."