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sweet pepper

a variety of pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, having a mild-flavored, bell-shaped or somewhat oblong fruit.
the fruit itself, used as a vegetable.
Also called bell pepper.
Origin of sweet pepper
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Lay a poached egg on each slice, and sprinkle with parsley and sweet pepper minced together.

  • Put a tablespoonful of butter into a frying-pan and fry in it a sweet pepper and a small onion both chopped fine.

  • The Chinese Giant, a new variety of sweet pepper, produces branching plants about two feet in height.

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British Dictionary definitions for sweet pepper

sweet pepper

a pepper plant, Capsicum frutescens grossum, with large bell-shaped fruits that are eaten unripe (green pepper) or ripe (red pepper)
the fruit of this plant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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