cayenne pepper love


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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