from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital of French Guiana, on Cayenne Island at the mouth of the Cayenne River. Founded by the French in 1643, it was the center of a penal colony from the 1850s until the 1940s. Population: 61,600.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The capital city of French Guiana.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Cayenne pepper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To season with Cayenne pepper.
  • n. Same as Cayenne pepper (which see, under pepper.)
  • n. A card turned up in cayenne whist to determine the rank of the suits, but not as a trump.

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. ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum
  • n. a long and often twisted hot red pepper


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