Definitions

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

  • n. A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum annuum having a very pungent green or red fruit.
  • n. The fruit of this plant.

Etymologies

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

American Spanish (chile) jalapeño, (chile of) Jalapa, after Jalapa .

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