Guajillo meaning

gwä-hē'yō, gwə-
A variety of the tropical pepper Capsicum annuum having a deep reddish-orange fruit that is mildly to moderately hot.
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The fruit of this plant.
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Origin of guajillo

  • Mexican Spanish from diminutive of guaje any of several tropical Mexican leguminous trees of the genus Leucaena that bear edible seedpods (the chili being so called because its fruits resemble these seedpods) from Nahuatl huāxin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition