cayenne

[ kahy-en, key- ]
/ kaɪˈɛn, keɪ- /

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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Origin of cayenne

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cayenne

cay·enned, adjective

Definition for cayenne (2 of 3)

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.

Definition for cayenne (3 of 3)

French Guiana
[ gee-an-uh, gee-ah-nuh ]
/ giˈæn ə, giˈɑ nə /

noun

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM French Guiana

French Guianese, French Guianan, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cayenne (1 of 2)

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)

British Dictionary definitions for cayenne (2 of 2)

French Guiana

noun

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)
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