Definitions

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

  • n. A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum chinense having irregularly shaped, yellow to red fruit that is among the hottest of all peppers.

Etymologies

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

From the shape of its fruit.

Examples

  • From the side, looking at it at eye-level, the mandala resembles a giant cake.

    The Memory Palace

  • I had been sure I wanted a writing area without eye-level windows so I would not be distracted by bird-watching or the view.

    Bird Cloud

  • And just as retailers know that eye-level merchandise is what customers see and buy most, we put our focus there, said Courtright.

    Steve Leveen: When Government and Business Get It Really Right -- Together

  • I slouch down further into the leather chair to bring it to eye-level, hunching my shoulders and squinting at the light as it blurs into the carpeted wall of my cubicle.

    What We See

  • MotionScan uses an elaborate camera rig, which places 32 high-definition cameras on the ground, ceiling and at eye-level of the actor being filmed, to capture and create a 3-D model of the performer's face, and eventually his whole body, to use in computer-generated films and videogames.

    Dropping Bodies Into Computer-Generated Films

  • In public places, such as restaurants, waitresses have to wear horrible, low cut and tight pants, which look okay when you see them from the front, with their apron wrapped around them, but when they retreat, their behinds are at the eye-level of the seated customers.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • I reminded them of just how tall some of those children are, and how their eye-level is sometimes just at the knees of their teachers.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • A decorated plate sat on a stand, centered, eye-level, on a shelf.

    That's How It Went (rev)

  • Says the Winnipeg Sun, In coming weeks, web users will be able to access millions of eye-level snapshots arranged to provide a 360-degree panorama of major metropolitan areas — easily searched through Google Maps and Google Earth.

    Google SnoopMobiles in Canada

  • And being eight years old at the time, the extended forearm was at my eye-level and I could clearly see the numbers that comprised the tattoo, slightly faded but still legible among the soft, light hairs and pale sprinkling of freckles.

    Steven Weber: In a Sense, Abroad Part Trois: I's Real, Oy!

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