Chili vs. Soup - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Soup

    Soup is a primarily liquid food, generally served warm or hot (but may be cool or cold), that is made by combining ingredients of meat or vegetables with stock, juice, water, or another liquid. Hot soups are additionally characterized by boiling solid ingredients in liquids in a pot until the flavors are extracted, forming a broth. In traditional French cuisine, soups are classified into two main groups: clear soups and thick soups. The established French classifications of clear soups are bouillon and consommé. Thick soups are classified depending upon the type of thickening agent used: purées are vegetable soups thickened with starch; bisques are made from puréed shellfish or vegetables thickened with cream; cream soups may be thickened with béchamel sauce; and veloutés are thickened with eggs, butter, and cream. Other ingredients commonly used to thicken soups and broths include egg, rice, lentils, flour, and grains; many popular soups also include pumpkin, carrots, and potatoes. Soups are similar to stews, and in some cases there may not be a clear distinction between the two; however, soups generally have more liquid (broth) than stews.

Wiktionary

  • Chili (noun)

    The pungent, spicy fresh or dried fruit of any of several cultivated varieties of capsicum peppers, used especially to add heat, or as a flavouring in cooking; associated with certain cuisines including Mexican, Tex-Mex, Indian, Thai{{,}} and some parts of China.

    "The farmers’ market had a wide variety of chilis from anchos to jalapeños to habaneros."

  • Chili (noun)

    A dish made with this fruit and other ingredients, such as beans and beef; chili con carne.

    "I fancy having some chili for dinner tonight. What about you?"

  • Chili (noun)

    Powdered chili pepper, used as a spice or flavouring in cooking.

    "I want to make this pasta spicy so I’m going to add some chili to it."

  • Soup (noun)

    Any of various dishes commonly made by combining liquids, such as water or stock with other ingredients, such as meat and vegetables, that contribute flavor and texture.

    "Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup."

  • Soup (noun)

    A serving of such a dish, typically in a bowl.

  • Soup (noun)

    Any mixture or substance suggestive of soup consistency.

  • Soup (noun)

    The liquid part of such a dish; the broth.

  • Soup (noun)

    Thick fog or cloud (also pea soup).

  • Soup (noun)

    Nitroglycerin or gelignite, especially when used for safe-cracking.

  • Soup (noun)

    Dope (illicit drug, used for making horses run faster or to change their personality).

  • Soup (noun)

    Processing chemicals into which film is dipped, such as developer.

  • Soup (noun)

    Liquid or gelatinous substrate, especially the mixture of organic compounds that is believe to have played a role in the origin of life on Earth.

    "primordial soup"

  • Soup (noun)

    An unfortunate situation; trouble, problems (a fix, a mess); chaos.

  • Soup (noun)

    alternative form of sup

  • Soup (verb)

    To feed: to provide with soup or a meal.

  • Soup (verb)

    To develop (film) in a (chemical) developing solution.

  • Soup (verb)

    alternative form of sup

  • Soup (verb)

    To sup or swallow.

  • Soup (verb)

    To breathe out; to draw out.

  • Soup (verb)

    To sweep.

Webster Dictionary

  • Chili (noun)

    A kind of red pepper. See Capsicum

  • Soup (noun)

    A liquid food of many kinds, usually made by boiling meat and vegetables, or either of them, in water, - commonly seasoned or flavored; strong broth.

  • Soup

    To sup or swallow.

  • Soup

    To breathe out.

  • Soup

    To sweep. See Sweep, and Swoop.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Chili (noun)

    ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans

  • Chili (noun)

    very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency

  • Soup (noun)

    liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food

  • Soup (noun)

    any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup

  • Soup (noun)

    an unfortunate situation;

    "we're in the soup now"

  • Soup (verb)

    dope (a racehorse)

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