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[chi-poht-ley; Spanish chee-pawt-le] /tʃɪˈpoʊt leɪ; Spanish tʃiˈpɔt lɛ/
noun, plural chipotles
[chi-poht-leyz; Spanish chee-pawt-les] /tʃɪˈpoʊt leɪz; Spanish tʃiˈpɔt lɛs/ (Show IPA).
Mexican Cookery.
a pungent red pepper, often pickled and eaten as an appetizer or added to meat stews, sauces, etc.
< Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl xipotli Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • chipotle has since rectified the parking lot violations.
  • Place all chipotle ingredients in food processor and chop.
Word Origin and History for chipotle

"smoke-dried jalapeño chili," from Mexican Spanish, ultimately a Nahuatl (Aztec) word, said to be a compound of xilli "chili" + poctli "smoke."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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