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chipotle

[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.
1.
a pungent red pepper, often pickled and eaten as an appetizer or added to meat stews, sauces, etc.
Origin
< Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl xipotli
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n.

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

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