from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An orange-red to dark red condiment consisting of the ground ripe fruits of any of several pungent varieties of capsicum. Also called red pepper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several very hot chilli peppers.
- n. A powder condiment or spice formed from the dried chilli pepper varieties above.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A very pungent spice made by drying and grinding the fruits or seeds of several species of the genus Capsicum, esp. Capsicum annuum and Capsicum Frutescens; -- called also red pepper. It is used chiefly as a condiment.
- n. See under Cayenne.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See pepper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
- n. a long and often twisted hot red pepper
- n. ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum
Alteration (by folk etymology from Cayenne ) of kian, chian, from Tupi quiínia, hot pepper.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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