Main definitions of morita in English

: morita1Morita2

morita1

noun

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

Pronunciation

morita

/məˈriːtə/ /mɒˈriːtə/

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

noun

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

Pronunciation

Morita

/məˈriːtə/ /mɒˈriːtə/

Origin

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