a kind of chili pepper that is small, orange when ripe, and extremely hot: it is used esp. in Latin American cooking
in full habanero pepper
Origin of habanero; from Mexican Spanish chile habanero ; from Spanish chile, chili (pepper) + habanero, of Havana
A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum chinense having small, round, extremely hot green to red fruit.
Origin of habaneroAmerican Spanish, of Havana (from the theory that it originated in Cuba), from (La) Habana, Havana.
OriginSee also: habañero
From Spanish habanero.