a kind of chili, or hot pepper, that is a dried and smoked jalapeño: it is used esp. in Mexican cooking
also chipotle pepper
A ripe jalapeño pepper that has been dried and smoked for use in cooking.
Origin of chipotleMexican Spanish chipotle, chilpotle, chilpocle, from Nahuatl *chīlpōctli : chīlli, chili + pōctli, smoke.
From Spanish chipotle, from Classical Nahuatl; see below.