- a very hot, reddish condiment ground from various capsicums
- a long, conical hot pepper often used to make this condiment
- the plant (Capsicum frutescens var. longum) on which these peppers grow
Origin of cayenne (pepper); from Tupí kynnha; popularly associated, association with Cayenne
An orange-red to dark red condiment consisting of the ground ripe fruits of any of several pungent varieties of capsicum. Also called red pepper.
Origin of cayenne pepperAlteration (by folk etymology from Cayenne) of kian, chian, from Tupí quiínia, hot pepper.