hot pepper

hot pepper
noun Date: 1945 any of various small and usually thin-walled capsicum fruits of marked pungency; also a plant (especially variants or cultivars of Capsicum annuum and C. frutescens) bearing hot peppers

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  • hot pepper — n. 1. any of various pungent peppers: see CAPSICUM (sense 1) 2. a plant on which these grow …   English World dictionary

  • hot pepper — krūminė paprika statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Capsicum frutescens), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Capsicum frutescens; Capsicum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • hot pepper — hot′ pep′per n. pln coo any of various very pungent fruits of pepper plants of the genus Capsicum[/ex] • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • hot pepper — pepper that produces a burning sensation when eaten …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hot pepper — noun 1. plant bearing very hot medium sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce • Syn: ↑tabasco pepper, ↑tabasco plant, ↑Capsicum frutescens • Hypernyms: ↑capsicum, ↑pepper, ↑capsicum pepper… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hot pepper — 1. any of variously shaped pungent peppers of the genus Capsicum, containing large amounts of capsaicin and usually having thin walls. 2. a plant bearing such a pepper. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • hot — [hät] adj. hotter, hottest [ME < OE hat, akin to Ger heiss, Goth heito, fever < IE base * kai , heat > Lith kaistù, to become hot] 1. a) having a high temperature, esp. one that is higher than that of the human body b) characterized by a …   English World dictionary

  • Hot sauce — For other uses, see Hot sauce (disambiguation). There are thousands of varieties of hot sauce Hot sauce, chili sauce or pepper sauce refers to any spicy sauce made from chili peppers and other ingredients. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • pepper — 1. noun /ˈpɛpə,ˈpɛpɚ/ a) A plant of the family Piperaceae. Some ballparks have signs saying No pepper games . b) A spice prepared from the fermented, dried, unripe red berries of this plant. Syn: chili …   Wiktionary

  • pepper — n 1. condiment, spice, black pepper, white pepper; red pepper, cayenne; green or bell pepper; hot pepper, sweet pepper. v 2. season, spice, spice up, flavor, Inf. give some zip. 3. sprinkle, speckle, mottle, stipple, dapple; dot, stud, daub,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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