chil·i [or] chil·e [or] chil·li
chili [or] chile [or] chilli
- Homophone Note, Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||chiles, chilies, chillies
||the pod of a tropical pepper plant. Chili has a strong, sharp flavor.
||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.
The words chili
, and Chile
sound alike but have different meanings.