Chile on eggs?

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Thu Jul 12 23:31:11 UTC 2001

"Chiles": some discussion at

I guess Mexican "chile" [< Nahuatl] = South American "ají" [< Taino] =
Spanish Spanish "pimiento" or so ... in English "chili" (usually), also
"chile", "chilli".

The nation-name "Chile" is said to < Mapuche "chilli" = "land's end" or so.
(There are also other stories, I think.)

-- Doug Wilson

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