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 habanerofrom 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.