Meaning of chile ancho in English:

chile ancho

(also chili ancho, chilli ancho)

Pronunciation /ˌtʃɪlɪ ˈɑːn(t)ʃəʊ/ /ˌtʃɪlɪ ˈan(t)ʃəʊ/

noun

US
  • A dried poblano chilli pepper, used especially in Mexican and Mexican-style cookery. Also (occasionally): a fresh poblano pepper.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Mexican Spanish chile ancho wide chilli, in allusion to its shape.