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noun

a variety of pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, having a mild-flavored, bell-shaped or somewhat oblong fruit.
the fruit itself, used as a vegetable.

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Also called bell pepper.

Origin of sweet pepper

First recorded in 1830–40
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sweet pepper

noun

a pepper plant, Capsicum frutescens grossum, with large bell-shaped fruits that are eaten unripe (green pepper) or ripe (red pepper)
the fruit of this plant
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