[chi-poht-ley; Spanish chee-pawt-le]

noun, plural chi·pot·les [chi-poht-leyz; Spanish chee-pawt-les] /tʃɪˈpoʊt leɪz; Spanish tʃiˈpɔt lɛs/. Mexican Cookery.

a pungent red pepper, often pickled and eaten as an appetizer or added to meat stews, sauces, etc.

Nearby words

  1. chipboard,
  2. chipewyan,
  3. chipmaker,
  4. chipmunk,
  5. chipolata,
  6. chippage,
  7. chipped beef,
  8. chippendale,
  9. chippendale, thomas,
  10. chipper

Origin of chipotle

< Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl xipotli Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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