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green pepper

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noun
  1. the mild-flavored, unripe fruit of the bell or sweet pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, used as a green vegetable.

Origin of green pepper

First recorded in 1690–1700
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  • Was there, then, a fatal shortage in the green-pepper market?

    The Beggar's Purse

    Samuel Hopkins Adams


British Dictionary definitions for green pepper

green pepper

noun
  1. the green unripe fruit of the sweet pepper, eaten raw or cooked
  2. the unripe fruit of various other pepper plants, eaten as a green vegetable
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