- a hot, biting condiment composed of the ground pods and seeds of the pepper Capsicum annuum longum.
- the long, wrinkled, twisted fruit of this plant.
- the plant itself.
Origin of cayenne
- a seaport in and the capital of French Guiana.
- (lowercase) Also called cayenne whist. a variety of whist played with two full packs of 52 cards each.
- an overseas department of France, on the NE coast of South America: formerly a French colony. 35,135 sq. mi. (91,000 sq. km). Capital: Cayenne.
Examples from the Web for cayenne
From cayenne pepper master cleanses to cotton balls, women have ingested a lot of weird items in an effort to lose weight.You Should Probably Pass on This Whole ‘Corset Diet’ Fad
January 15, 2014
I became a vegan, started detoxing, cayenne pepper, all that stuff.Meet Mike Tyson, the Entertainer
April 12, 2013
Add the beer, salt, cayenne, and bay leaves, and stir to blend.5 Iconic Recipes From an Iconic Chef
May 12, 2011
Once butter has coated the bottom of the pan, add onions, salt, and cayenne pepper.The 'Hungry Girl' Summer Diet
June 12, 2009
Wipe them with a dry cloth, and season them with salt and cayenne pepper.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
The semblance of a trial followed; he was condemned and transported to Cayenne.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
The airs he puts on just because he's been to Cayenne are quite sickening.The Fat and the Thin
Beat in the yolk, add pepper, salt, and cayenne; and stir in the cheese.The Skilful Cook
Add two spoonfuls of any sort of gravy, one of soy or walnut ketchup, a little salt and cayenne, and a spoonful of port.
- the capital of French Guiana, on an island at the mouth of the Cayenne River: French penal settlement from 1854 to 1938. Pop: 50 594 (1999)
- a French overseas region in NE South America, on the Atlantic: colonized by the French in about 1637; tropical forests. Capital: Cayenne. Pop: 229 000 (2009 est). Area: about 91 000 sq km (23 000 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for cayenne
"pungent dried pepper," 1756, from Tupi (Brazil) kyynha "capsicum," mistakenly associated with town of Cayenne in French Guyana. The town name is the French form of Guyana.