a kind of chili, or hot pepper, that is a dried and smoked jalapeño: it is used esp. in Mexican cooking
also chipotle pepper
Origin of chipotle; from Mexican Spanish chile chipotle, name of this chili (pepper), ultimately ; from Nahuatl xipotli
A ripe jalapeño pepper that has been dried and smoked for use in cooking.
Origin of chipotleMexican Spanish chipotle, chilpotle, chilpocle, from Nahuatl *ch&imacron;lp&omacron;ctli : ch&imacron;lli, chili + p&omacron;ctli, smoke.
From Spanish chipotle, from Classical Nahuatl; see below.