cayenne (pepper)cay·enne pepper
- 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