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 chipotlefrom 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 chīlpōctli chīlli chili pōctli smoke
From Spanish chipotle, from Classical Nahuatl; see below.