bird pepper

Origin of bird pepper

First recorded in 1780–90
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bird pepper

noun
  1. a tropical solanaceous plant, Capsicum frutescens, thought to be the ancestor of the sweet pepper and many hot peppers
  2. the narrow podlike hot-tasting fruit of this plant
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