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  • noun The fruit of the plants from the genus Capsicum in the nightshade family, Solanaceae, commonly used as for its spicy or hot flavor in cooking.

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  • noun plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red

Etymologies

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According to Wikipedia: from Nahuatl via the Spanish word chile.

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