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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A variety of the tropical pepper Capsicum annuum having a small, red, berrylike fruit that is extremely hot.
  • noun The fruit of this plant.

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  • noun A wild chile pepper, Capsicum annuum, found in Mexico and the southwestern US.

Etymologies

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

[American Spanish chiltepín, from Nahuatl chīltecpin : chīlli, chili pepper + tecpin, tecpintli, flea.]

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