red pepper


noun

a pepper, Capsicum annuum longum, cultivated in many varieties, the yellow or red pods of which are used for flavoring, sauces, etc.
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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red pepper

noun

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

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