chipotle

noun chi·pot·le \ chə-ˈpōt-lā , chē- , -ˈpȯt- , -lē \
Updated on: 28 Nov 2017

Definition of chipotle

: a smoked and usually dried jalapeño pepper

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Origin and Etymology of chipotle

Mexican Spanish chipotle, chilpotle, from Nahuatl *chīlpōctli, from chīlli chili pepper + pōctli smoke, something smoked


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