Definition of pasilla in US English:

pasilla

(also pasillo, pasila)

noun

North American
  • A dried chilli pepper of a long, thin, dark-coloured variety.

adjective

North American
  • Designating a chilli pepper of this type. Chiefly as postpositive.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Journal of American Folklore. FromMexican Spanish pasilla from pasa raisin, with reference to the pepper's appearance + -illa.

Pronunciation

pasilla

/pəˈsɪlə/