• synonyms

bird pepper

  1. 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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Examples from the Web for bird pepper

Historical Examples

  • The Palma Christi and bird-pepper grow into perennial plants, living and producing many years.

    Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes

    Sylvia Sunshine

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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