(also chili ancho)US
A dried poblano chilli pepper, used especially in Mexican and Mexican-style cookery. Also (occasionally): a fresh poblano pepper.
chile ancho/ˌtʃɪlɪ ˈɑːn(t)ʃəʊ/ /ˌtʃɪlɪ ˈan(t)ʃəʊ/
Early 20th century. From Mexican Spanish chile ancho wide chilli, in allusion to its shape.
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