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

  • n. A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum chinense having small, round, extremely hot green to red fruit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An intensely piquant chilli pepper, species name Capsicum chinense.


American Spanish, of Havana (from the theory that it originated in Cuba), from (La) Habana, Havana.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish habanero. (Wiktionary)



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