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chipotle

noun chi·pot·le \chə-ˈpōt-lā, chē-, -ˈpt-, -lē\

Definition of CHIPOTLE

:  a smoked and usually dried jalapeño pepper

Origin of CHIPOTLE

Mexican Spanish chipotle, chilpotle, from Nahuatl *chīlpōctli, from chīlli chili pepper + pōctli smoke, something smoked
First Known Use: 1950

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

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