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.
Origin of hot pepper
First recorded in 1940–45
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Related Words for hot pepperjalapeno
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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