red pepper
noun Date: circa 1591 1. a mature red capsicum fruit (as a sweet pepper or hot pepper) 2. cayenne pepper 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Red pepper — Pepper Pep per, n. [OE. peper, AS. pipor, L. piper, fr. Gr. ?, ?, akin to Skr. pippala, pippali.] 1. A well known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the {Piper nigrum}. [1913 Webster] Note: Common, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red pepper — may refer to:* Capsicum, whose fruit is used as a vegetable or spice * The ripe form of black peppercorns * Red Pepper (newspaper), in Uganda * Red Pepper (magazine), in the United Kingdom * Red Pepper (alternative newspaper), in the United… …   Wikipedia

  • red pepper — red peppers 1) N VAR Red peppers are peppers which are sweet tasting and can be used in cooking or eaten raw in salads. ...2 large green or red peppers. ...cheese, lettuce and chopped red pepper. Syn: capsicum 2) N MASS Red pepper is a hot… …   English dictionary

  • red pepper — n 1.) a red vegetable which you can eat raw or use in cooking ▪ stuffed red peppers 2.) [U] a spicy red powder used in cooking = ↑cayenne pepper …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • red pepper — ► NOUN ▪ the ripe red fruit of a sweet pepper …   English terms dictionary

  • red pepper — noun count or uncount a red vegetable with small white seeds inside. It can be eaten raw in salads or cooked …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • red pepper — n. 1. any of various capsicums having a many seeded green fruit that turns red when it is ripe: see CAPSICUM 2. the fruit …   English World dictionary

  • red pepper — vienametė paprika statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Capsicum annuum). Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (dažikliai, kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Capsicum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • red pepper — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms red pepper : singular red pepper plural red peppers a red vegetable with small white seeds inside. It can be eaten raw in salads or cooked …   English dictionary

  • red pepper — Cayenne Cay*enne, n. [From Cayenne, a town and island in French Guiana, South America.] Cayenne pepper. [1913 Webster] {Cayenne pepper}. (a) (Bot.) A species of {Capsicum} ({Capsicum frutescens}) with small and intensely pungent fruit. (b) A very …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red pepper — noun a) A red colored, ripe, bell or sweet pepper. Unripe peppers of this variety are colored green and edible but not as sweet. Crushed red pepper flakes add zest to pizza. b) Spicy peppers …   Wiktionary

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