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.

Origin of red pepper

First recorded in 1585–95
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jalapeno

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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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