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If you're a seeker of culinary heat, you've probably noticed during your search for spice on restaurant menus that the name for the hot pepper of the genus Capsicum is spelled variously as chili, chile, and chilli. Perhaps you became curious as to why that is and decided to look it up, but then got distracted when the fifth bell rang on that 5-alarm chili. While lexicography can't really help you put out mouth fires (try milk, probably?), we can give you some tips about using chili, chile, and chilli.What to Know
The difference between chili, chilli, and chile, is usually a matter of location. In American English, "chili" is the most common spelling for the spicy peppers as well as the stew and hotdog topping. In British English the preferred spelling is "chilli." In Spanish speaking countries and regions of the US, "chile" is the most common variant.
Eventually, British writers settled on the original chilli, and American writers on the shortened chili."Try a chili with it, Miss Sharp," said Joseph, really interested. "A chili," said Rebecca, gasping. "Oh yes!" She thought a chili was something cool, as its name imported, and was served with some. "How fresh and green they look," she said, and put one into her mouth. It was hotter than the curry; flesh and blood could bear it not longer. She laid down her fork. "Water, for Heaven's sake, water!" she cried.
— William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, 1848
Although chilli can be used as a variant in the name of this hot dog, chile dog implies something different. In the southwestern U.S., if you order a "chile dog," chances are you'll get a hot dog covered with minced red or green chili peppers.For those who do not know, a chilli dog is a hot dog, but instead of topping it with mustard, or perhaps onions, the Americans opt for chilli con carne, a thing that other nationalities eat on its own as a satisfying meal.
— The Daily Post (North Wales), 20 Jan. 2018
In addition to Chicago dogs, the restaurant sells Polish sausage sandwiches, Frito pies and chile dogs featuring New Mexico red or green.
— The Santa Fe New Mexican, 5 July 2014