Paprika Definition

pă-prēkə, pə-, păprĭ-kə
noun
A mild or hot, red, powdered condiment ground from certain capsicums, grown esp. in central Europe and the American tropics.
Webster's New World
A dark to deep or vivid reddish orange.
American Heritage
(countable) A variety of the spice.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
pimentoCapsicum annuum grossumsweet pepper plantpimientobell-peppersweet-pepper
adjective
Of a bright reddish orange colour, like that of the dried paprika.
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Other Word Forms of Paprika

Noun

Singular:
paprika
Plural:
paprikas

Origin of Paprika

  • From Hungarian paprika, from Serbo-Croatian pàprika/па̀прика, from pȁpar/па̏пар (“pepper"), from Latin piper, from Ancient Greek πέπερι (peperi, “pepper"). Akin to paprikash.

    From Wiktionary

  • Hungarian from Serbian from papar ground pepper from Slavic piprŭ from Latin piper pepper

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

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