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cayenne

[ kahy-en, key- ]
/ kaɪˈɛn, keɪ- /
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noun
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.
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Also called cayenne pepper.

Origin of cayenne

1750–60; short for cayenne pepper, formerly cayan<Tupi kyinha, but long associated with Cayenne

OTHER WORDS FROM cayenne

cay·enned, adjective

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Other definitions for cayenne (2 of 2)

Cayenne
[ kahy-en, key- ]
/ kaɪˈɛn, keɪ- /

noun
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for cayenne

Cayenne
/ (keɪˈɛn) /

noun
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)
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