Pronunciation: (chi-pōt'lā; Sp. chē-pôt'le), [key]
—pl. -lesPronunciation: (-lāz; Sp. -les). [key] Mexican Cookery.
a pungent red pepper, often pickled and eaten as an appetizer or added to meat stews, sauces, etc.
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