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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

1895–1900; <Hungarian <Serbo-Croatian pàprika pepper, paprika, derivative of pȁpar ground pepper <Slavic *pĭprŭ,*pĭprĭ (compare OCS pĭprŭ,Slovene péper,Czech pepř,Polish pieprz) ≪ Latin piperpepper
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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
C19: via Hungarian from Serbo-Croat, from papar pepper
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