chiltepin


chil·te·pin

noun \ˈchil-tə-ˌpēn\

Definition of CHILTEPIN

:  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

chil·te·pin also chil·te·pine \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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