chipotles

chipotle

[chi-poht-ley; Spanish chee-pawt-le]
noun, plural chipotles [chi-poht-leyz; Spanish chee-pawt-les] . Mexican Cookery.
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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chipotle
"smoke-dried jalapeño chili," from Mex.Sp., ult. a Nahuatl (Aztec) word, said to be a compound of xilli "chili" + poctli "smoke."
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