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chipotle

[ chi-poht-ley; Spanish chee-pawt-le ]
/ tʃɪˈpoʊt leɪ; Spanish tʃiˈpɔt lɛ /
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noun, plural chi·pot·les [chi-poht-leyz; Spanish chee-pawt-les]. /tʃɪˈpoʊt leɪz; Spanish tʃiˈpɔt lɛs/.
a mature jalapeño pepper that is smoked until dried, used whole or ground into a spice, especially in Mexican cooking.
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Origin of chipotle

First recorded in 1920–25; from Mexican Spanish chipotle, chilpotle, chilpocle, from unrecorded Nahuatl chīlpōctli, equivalent to chīlli chile1 + pōctli “smoke”
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