Main definitions of morita in English

: morita1Morita2

morita1

Pronunciation /məˈriːtə/ /mɒˈriːtə/

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 specific use of Spanish mora blackberry with allusion to the chilli's dark colour and wrinkled skin + -ita.

Main definitions of Morita in English

: morita1Morita2

Morita2

Pronunciation /məˈriːtə/ /mɒˈriːtə/

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.