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
Words nearby sweet pepper
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Example sentences from the Web for sweet pepper
My eye was keen for signs, and soon I saw he was heading for a sweet-pepper bush with a broken branch.The Pearl Story Book|Various
British Dictionary definitions for sweet pepper
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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