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chiltepin

noun chil·te·pin \ˈchil-tə-ˌpēn\

Definition of chiltepin

  1. :  a small red oblong wild chili pepper of marked pungency that is produced by a capsicum (Capsicum annuum glabriusculum syn. C. annuum aviculare) occurring from northern South America to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States; also :  this plant



Variants of chiltepin

also chiltepine \ˈchil-tə-ˌpēn\

Origin of chiltepin

Mexican Spanish chiltepín, from Nahuatl chīltecpin, from chīlli chili pepper + tecpin, tecpintli flea


First Known Use: 1985


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