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red pepper

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noun
  1. cayenne.
  2. a pepper, Capsicum annuum longum, cultivated in many varieties, the yellow or red pods of which are used for flavoring, sauces, etc.
  3. the mild, ripe fruit of the sweet pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, used as a vegetable.
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Origin of red pepper

First recorded in 1585–95
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Related Words

jalapeno

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Historical Examples

  • Will throw his red-pepper dust into the eyes of any that come out.

    The Entailed Hat

    George Alfred Townsend

  • Mix cooked cauliflower flowerets with Mayonnaise and serve in red-pepper shells on lettuce with Mayonnaise on top.

  • It is a sedative for grief resembling a handful of red-pepper thrown into inflamed eyes.

  • Then the hare clapped on the red-pepper plaster, and ran away, while the badger rolled in pain.


British Dictionary definitions for red pepper

red pepper

noun
  1. any of several varieties of the pepper plant Capsicum frutescens, cultivated for their hot pungent red podlike fruits
  2. the fruit of any of these plants
  3. the ripe red fruit of the sweet pepper
  4. another name for cayenne pepper
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