A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum chinense having small, round, extremely hot green to red fruit.
A kind of chili pepper that is small, orange when ripe, and extremely hot: it is used esp. in Latin American cooking.
Origin of habanero
- American Spanish of Havana (from the theory that it originated in Cuba) from (La) Habana , Havana
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Spanish habanero.