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Scotch bonnet

a small, irregularly shaped, extremely hot chili pepper, the fruit of a variety of Capsicum chinense related to the habanero and ranging from yellow to red. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Indeed it pierced his Scotch bonnet and tore it from his head.

    Old Farm Fairies: Henry Christopher McCook
  • Two hundred guineas was collected for him, and the mob hung a jack-boot and a "Scotch bonnet" on a gibbet and then burnt them.

  • Very soon she saw him coming, his Scotch bonnet pulled over his brows, his steps steadied by his shepherd's staff.

    Winter Evening Tales

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • He put the paper in his pocket, and, hastily resuming his old army cloak and Scotch bonnet, went out without a word to anyone.

    Winter Evening Tales

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • The men wear a sort of Scotch bonnet, with a short jacket and trowsers, and are an amazingly athletic and active people.

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