bird pepper

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

Origin of bird pepper

First recorded in 1780–90

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British Dictionary definitions for bird pepper

bird pepper

  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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