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red pepper


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

red pepper


  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
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Word History and Origins

Origin of red pepper1

First recorded in 1585–95
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Example Sentences

Combine the parsley, salt, pepper, celery seed, red pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and ground cloves, sprinkle over the meat and rub in.

I make one of hers called zucchini timbales with red pepper sauce, using this recipe for New Mexico red chile sauce as a substitute for the sauce she describes, which relies on red bell peppers.

Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with the olives and roasted red pepper, if using.

Food blogger Reina Gascon-Lopez says her family likes to keep it fairly simple with mostly just eggs, mayo and roasted red peppers.

Lightly sprinkle each toast with additional crushed red pepper flakes, if desired, and serve.

Serve in warm pita bread with arugula, roasted red pepper, sliced red onion, and the following salsa.

In a shaker filled with ice, add the red pepper vodka, chocolate liqueur, Sriracha hot sauce, grenadine, and chocolate syrup.

Add the wine, beef bones, bay leaf, oregano, black pepper, and red pepper flakes, if using.

Give a drizzle of fresh olive oil and add the onions and crushed red pepper and season with salt.

Top with a bit of red pepper relish and garnish with a fresh parsley leaf.

I had for dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty.

No woman yet has ever been able, as far as this town knows, to strike a spark of romance out of Red Pepper Burns.

He was never sure just when it was safe to ask Red Pepper questions, but he thought it seemed safer than usual now.

When it came it surprised him—it even gave him a strange thrill coming from Red Pepper.

Red Pepper Burns was at his best with children; he had what their mothers called "a way with them."


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