Main definitions of morita in English

: morita1Morita2

morita1

noun

Cooking
  • A dried, smoked jalapeño pepper, used especially in Mexican cookery; a variety of chipotle.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Journal Nutrition. FromMexican Spanish morita from mora dried, smoked jalapeño pepper, apparently a specifically use of Spanish mora blackberry with allusion to the chilli's dark colour and wrinkled skin + -ita.

Pronunciation

morita

/məˈriːtə/ /mɒˈriːtə/

Main definitions of Morita in English

: morita1Morita2

Morita2

noun

Psychiatry
  • A form of psychotherapy in which total rest is followed by behavioural and occupational therapy. Frequently attributive, especially in "Morita therapy".

Origin

1950s. From the name of Masatake (also known as Shōma) Morita, Japanese psychiatrist, who developed the therapy in the 1920s.

Pronunciation

Morita

/məˈriːtə/ /mɒˈriːtə/