Cayenne Pepper Definition

kī-ĕn, kā-
noun
A very hot, reddish condiment ground from various capsicums.
Webster's New World
A long, conical hot pepper often used to make this condiment.
Webster's New World
The plant (Capsicum frutescens var. longum) on which these peppers grow.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Cayenne Pepper

Noun

Singular:
cayenne pepper
Plural:
cayenne-peppers

Origin of Cayenne Pepper

  • Alteration (by folk etymology from Cayenne) of kian, chian from Tupí quiínia hot pepper

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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