Definition of chile mulato in English:

chile mulato

(also chili mulato)

noun

US
  • A dried poblano chilli pepper, dark brown in colour, used especially in Mexican cookery.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Mexican Herald. From Mexican Spanish chile mulato (although this is apparently first attested later: 1926 or earlier), lit. ‘dark chilli’ from chile + mulato.

Pronunciation

chile mulato

/ˌtʃɪli mʊˈlatəʊ//ˌtʃɪli muːˈlatəʊ/