chiltoma

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish, from Nahuatl.

Noun[edit]

chiltoma ‎(plural chiltomas)

  1. Any sweet pepper.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Nahuatl chiltotl, chīltōtōtl ‎(brightly-coloured bird), from chīlli + tōtōtl; compare chiltic, chīchīltic ‎(the colour red).

Alternatively, perhaps from chilli ‎(chili, pepper) + tomatl ‎(tomatillo).[1]

Noun[edit]

chiltoma f ‎(plural chiltomas)

  1. (Nicaragua) sweet pepper

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Woys Weaver, 100 Vegetables and Where They Came From (2000, ISBN 1565122380), page 48: The word chiltoma (pronounced cheel-TOE-ma) is a term of Nahuatl origin that combines two separate words into one: chil (pepper) and tomatl (tomatillo).