chi·​pot·​le | \ chə-ˈpōt-lā How to pronounce chipotle (audio) , chē-, -ˈpȯt-, -lē \

Definition of chipotle

: a smoked and usually dried jalapeño pepper

Examples of chipotle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Remove the hydrated chiles and chipotle and place in a blender., "Recipes for a seasonal bounty: Starters," 18 Sep. 2020 The primary source of heat in this chorizo recipe comes from the chipotle. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mexican chorizo with a twist," 19 Aug. 2020 In their place, Taco Bell will add a tropical iced drink, Dragonfruit Freeze, and a chicken chipotle melt. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Taco Bell is making more cuts to its menu," 3 Sep. 2020 Add the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, chipotle powder, and parsley to a small bowl and stir to combine. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Labor less this Labor Day with a pulled pork feast," 31 Aug. 2020 Other menu options include: Cornbread Waffle ($12) served with maple whiskey butter and chipotle butter. Lauren Saria, The Arizona Republic, "The Citizen Public House team is opening a fried chicken and oyster bar in Scottsdale," 28 Aug. 2020 Signature bowls include things like the Elote Makk topped with corn, cilantro, tajin, Cojita cheese and hot sauce or the Willie Philly with Philly Cheese Steak cheddar, pepper jack, shredded steak, green pepper, onion and chipotle. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Makk'n'Cheese on Kinnickinnic brings mac and cheese bowls, grilled cheese to Bay View," 21 Aug. 2020 One chipotle keeps the chorizo kid-friendly, while four or five — or more — gets you into the fire zone. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mexican chorizo with a twist," 19 Aug. 2020 The chipotle is well represented also, producing a balanced heat that doesn’t overwhelm. Chuck Blount,, "Chuck’s Food Shack: Go beyond Buffalo wings with an assortment of creative chicken wing sauces," 3 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of chipotle

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chipotle

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

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22 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Chipotle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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