Is Chile a vegetable?

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Chile is a country in South America. Chili peppers are the fruit of the chili pepper plant of which there are hundreds of varieties.
Think of 'Vegetable' as more of a culinary terminology, not scientific.
From a scientific standpoint, 'Fruit' is a reproductive part of the plant. From a culinary perspective, sweetness is inferred.
Many fruits have culinary use a vegetables - including chili peppers, bell pepper, eggplant, tomatoes, and squash.

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Chile is technically a fruit. Chile is also the proper spelling, as chili is what we all know as the recipe for spicy stew, which contains - chiles. The alternative spelling of chili has become commonplace in the U.S., but the original correct spelling is chile.