a kind of chili, or hot pepper, that is small, dark green, and very hot: it is used esp. in Mexican cooking
also jalapeño pepper
Origin of jalapeñofrom Mexican Spanish chile jalapeño, literally , chili (pepper) of Jalapa
- A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum annuum having a very pungent green or red fruit.
- The fruit of this plant.
Origin of jalapenoAmerican Spanish (chile) jalapeño (chile of) Jalapa after Jalapa ( a traditional center of the production of the cultivar )
- A cultivar of hot chili pepper, Capsicum annuum
OriginSee also: jalapeno
From Spanish jalapeño