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sweet pepper

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noun
  1. a variety of pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, having a mild-flavored, bell-shaped or somewhat oblong fruit.
  2. the fruit itself, used as a vegetable.

Origin of sweet pepper

First recorded in 1830–40
Also called bell pepper.
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  • My eye was keen for signs, and soon I saw he was heading for a sweet-pepper bush with a broken branch.

    The Pearl Story Book

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British Dictionary definitions for sweet pepper

sweet pepper

noun
  1. a pepper plant, Capsicum frutescens grossum, with large bell-shaped fruits that are eaten unripe (green pepper) or ripe (red pepper)
  2. the fruit of this plant
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