Origin of paprikaHungarian from Serbian pàprìka from pàpar, pepper from Classical Greek peperi, pepper
- A powdered seasoning made from sweet red peppers, ranging in flavor from mild to hot.
- A dark to deep or vivid reddish orange.
Origin of paprikaHungarian from Serbian from papar ground pepper from Slavic piprŭ from Latin piper ; see pepper .
(countable and uncountable, plural paprikas)
- (uncountable) Powdered spice made from dried and ground fruits of sweet pepper (bell pepper) or chili pepper (cultivars of Capsicum annuum), or mixtures of these (used especially in Hungarian cooking).
- (countable) A variety of the spice.
- (countable) A dried but not yet ground fruit of sweet pepper (bell pepper) or chili pepper sold for use as a spice.
- A bright reddish orange colour like that of the dried paprika.
(comparative more paprika, superlative most paprika)
- Of a bright reddish orange colour, like that of the dried paprika.