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

  • n. The pungent fruit of any of several varieties of Capsicum annuum or C. frutescens.
  • n. See pepper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various pungent capsicum fruits
  • n. plant bearing very hot medium-sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce


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