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- (obsolete or historical) Alternative form of
- 1771, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1st ed., Vol. II, p. 183:
- 1827, Joseph Andrews, Journey from Buenos Ayres through the provinces of Cordova, Tucuman, and Salta, to Potosi, thence by the Deserts of Caranja to Arica, and subsequently to Santiago de Chili and Coquimbo, undertaken on behalf of the Chilian and Peruvian Mining Association, volume 1, page 274:
- That I might have gone to Chili, and expended nearly the amount of a first instalment, while I passed my hours in comparative enjoyment, you must readily admit was in my power.
- 1839, John K Townsend, Narrative of a Journey across the Rocky Mountains, to the Columbia River, and a visit to the Sandwich Islands, Chili, &c.:
- This term has been markedly less common than Chile since about 1900.
- Chile (obsolete)
- (meal) chili
Declension of Chili [neuter, strong]