chil·​te·​pin | \ ˈchil-tə-ˌpēn How to pronounce chiltepin (audio) \
variants: or less commonly chiltepine

Definition of chiltepin

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

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Chiltepin Cobbler: gin, lime, chiltepin pepper and cherry. azcentral, "Obon Sushi opens new Scottsdale location with all-day happy hour in July," 27 June 2019 On weekend mornings, a tianguis (outdoor market) springs up on San Pedro’s main strip, with vendors selling traditional Sonoran ingredients like chiltepin, the wild native chile that still graces the table of many Sonoran households. Patricia Escárcega,, "Exploring Hermosillo, northern Mexico’s great unsung food city," 26 June 2019 The shop is any vintage lovers dream, conveniently located next to Exo Roast, where the Chiltepin Cold Brew will propel you into the evening (the combination of chocolate and chiltepin pepper is pleasantly delicious). Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "How to Do Winter Glamping Right (Among Saguaros in Arizona)," 8 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of chiltepin

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chiltepin

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

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