a variety of pepper, Capsicum anuum glabriusculum, with small, elongated berries.
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Origin of bird pepper
First recorded in 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for bird pepper
a tropical solanaceous plant, Capsicum frutescens, thought to be the ancestor of the sweet pepper and many hot peppers
the narrow podlike hot-tasting fruit of this plant
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