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paprika

[ pa-pree-kuh, puh-, pah-, pap-ri-kuh ]
/ pæˈpri kə, pə-, pɑ-, ˈpæp rɪ kə /
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noun
a red, powdery condiment derived from dried, ripe sweet peppers.
adjective
cooked or seasoned with paprika.
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Origin of paprika

First recorded in 1895–1900; from Hungarian, from Serbo-Croatian pàprika “pepper, paprika,” derivative of pȁpar “ground pepper,” from unattested Slavic pĭprŭ, pĭprĭ (compare Old Church Slavonic pĭprŭ, Slovenian péper, Czech pepř, Polish pieprz ), ultimately from Latin piper pepper
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British Dictionary definitions for paprika

paprika
/ (ˈpæprɪkə, pæˈpriː-) /

noun
a mild powdered seasoning made from a sweet variety of red pepper
the fruit or plant from which this seasoning is obtained

Word Origin for paprika

C19: via Hungarian from Serbo-Croat, from papar pepper
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