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

  • n. See chili.

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  • n. Any fruit of a plant of the botanical genus Capsicum, noted for their spicy and burning flavor due to presence of capsaicin. Not all chili peppers are particularly spicy but all true chili peppers contain some (in contrast to the bell pepper which is not a true chili pepper and does not).

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. very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency


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