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 Chiles spice up these burgers three ways: grilled and placed atop the patty, in the pepper jack cheese, and in the chipotle mayo. Magdalena O'neal, Sunset Magazine, "These Burger Recipes Are Creative, Original, and Occasionally Downright Weird," 29 Dec. 2020 Bite down and a curtain of chipotle sauce washes over the interior. Washington Post, "Taqueria Xochi serves mouthwatering Mexican food from a tiny U Street storefront," 18 Dec. 2020 Paint the bacon with maple syrup and sprinkle it liberally with brown sugar and chipotle powder., "Recipe: Smoked Pig Candy sweet bacon," 14 Dec. 2020 The first finds ways to use less sugar to create small batches of jams with offbeat flavor combinations such as strawberry, chipotle and fig, while the second blends its honeys with other superfoods like bee pollen and beetroot powder. New York Times, "The T List: Holiday Gift Guide, Part II," 2 Dec. 2020 There’s also a lineup of signature pies, such as the Taco topped with beef, black beans, taco sauce, black olives and chipotle cream and the Dr. Strangelove, featuring a white sauce with pineapple, bacon and green olives. Marcy De Luna, Chron, "Shoot the Moon restaurant with 80-beverage self-serve tap wall to open in Spring Branch," 9 Nov. 2020 The thin-crust rectangular pizza is covered in corn and cotija cheese with garlic cream and chipotle sauces drizzled on top. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, "Downtown Phoenix has a new spot to enjoy beer and pizza on a patio. Here's what to order," 5 Nov. 2020 Add the guajillo chiles, 1 chipotle (2 chipotles will make a really spicy broth), celery leaves, cilantro stems and corncobs, if using., "Recipes for a seasonal bounty: Starters," 18 Sep. 2020 The chipotle sauce and pico elevated the flavor, as well. cleveland, "It’s National Taco Day! Where to find the best tacos in Greater Cleveland," 4 Oct. 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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14 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Chipotle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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