or ja·la·pe·no

[ hah-luh-peyn-yoh; Spanish hah-lah-pe-nyaw ]

noun,plural ja·la·pe·ños [hah-luh-peyn-yohz; Spanish hah-lah-pe-nyaws]. /ˌhɑ ləˈpeɪn yoʊz; Spanish ˌhɑ lɑˈpɛ nyɔs/.
  1. a hot green or orange-red chile pepper, the fruit of a variety of Capsicum annuum, used especially in Mexican cooking.

Origin of jalapeño

First recorded in 1935–40; from Mexican Spanish (chile ) jalapeño “(chile of) Jalapa”; see also chile1
  • Also called ja·la·pe·ño pep·per [hah-luh-peyn-yoh pep-er, Spanish hah-lah-pe-nyaw]. /ˌhɑ ləˈpeɪn yoʊ ˈpɛp ər, Spanish ˌhɑ lɑˈpɛ nyɔ/.

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British Dictionary definitions for jalapeño


/ (dʒæləˈpiːnəʊ, Spanish xalaˈpenjo) /

  1. a very hot type of green chilli pepper, used esp in Mexican cookery: Also: jalapeño pepper

Origin of jalapeño

Mexican Spanish

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