green pepper



the mild-flavored, unripe fruit of the bell or sweet pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, used as a green vegetable.

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Origin of green pepper

First recorded in 1690–1700 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for green pepper

  • Was there, then, a fatal shortage in the green-pepper market?

    The Beggar's Purse|Samuel Hopkins Adams

British Dictionary definitions for green pepper

green pepper


the green unripe fruit of the sweet pepper, eaten raw or cooked
the unripe fruit of various other pepper plants, eaten as a green vegetable
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