from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mild powdered seasoning made from sweet red peppers.
- n. A dark to deep or vivid reddish orange.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Powdered spice made from dried and ground fruits of sweet pepper (bell pepper) or chili pepper (varieties of Capsicum annuum), or mixtures of these (used especially in Hungarian cooking).
- n. A variety of the spice.
- n. A dried but not yet ground fruit of sweet pepper (bell pepper) or chili pepper sold for use as a spice.
- n. A bright reddish orange colour like that of the dried paprika.
- adj. Of a bright reddish orange colour, like that of the dried paprika.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The dried ripened fruit of Capsicum annuum or various other species of pepper; also, the mildly pungent condiment prepared from it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A condiment prepared from a cultivated form of Capsicum annuum by grinding the dried peppers after removal of the seeds. It is much less pungent than the ordinary rod pepper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
- n. a mild powdered seasoning made from dried pimientos
Hungarian, from Serbian, from papar, ground pepper, from Slavic *piprŭ, from Latin piper; see pepper.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hungarian paprika, from Serbo-Croatian paprika, from Serbo-Croatian papar ("ground pepper"), from Latin piper (Wiktionary)