bird pepper

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noun

a variety of pepper, Capsicum anuum glabriusculum, with small, elongated berries.

Nearby words

  1. bird of ill omen,
  2. bird of paradise,
  3. bird of passage,
  4. bird of peace,
  5. bird of prey,
  6. bird shot,
  7. bird spider,
  8. bird strike,
  9. bird table,
  10. bird walk

Origin of bird pepper

First recorded in 1780–90

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British Dictionary definitions for bird pepper

bird pepper

noun

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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