Definitions

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

  • noun A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum annuum having a very pungent green or red fruit.
  • noun The fruit of this plant.

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  • noun A variety of hot chili pepper, Capsicum annuum

Etymologies

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

[American Spanish (chile) jalapeño, (chile of) Jalapa, after Jalapa (a traditional center of the production of the cultivar).]

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From Spanish jalapeño

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