A tortilla rolled and stuffed usually with a mixture containing meat or cheese and served with a sauce spiced with chili.
The entirety of something; everything.
[American Spanish : en-, in (from Latin in-; see EN-1) + chile, chili pepper; see CHILI + -ada, feminine adj. suff.]
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