hot pepper


noun

any of variously shaped pungent peppers of the genus Capsicum, containing large amounts of capsaicin and usually having thin walls.
a plant bearing such a pepper.

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Origin of hot pepper

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for hot pepper

hot pepper

noun

any of several varieties of the pepper Capsicum frutescens, esp chilli pepper
the pungent usually small fruit of any of these plants
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