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Scotch bonnet

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noun
a small, irregularly shaped, extremely hot chile pepper, the fruit of a variety of Capsicum chinense related to the habanero and ranging from yellow to red.
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Origin of Scotch bonnet

First recorded in 1840–45; so called from its shape
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