bird pepper
noun Date: 1696 chiltepin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bird pepper — n. 1. a small, very hot, tropical American red pepper 2. the plant (Capsicum annum var. glabriusculum) on which it grows, esp. any of the native, wild forms of this plant: see CAPSICUM (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Bird pepper — Bird pep per A species of capsicum ({Capsicum baccatum}), whose small, conical, coral red fruit is among the most piquant of all red peppers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bird-pepper — birdˈ pepper noun A species of Capsicum • • • Main Entry: ↑bird …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird 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)

  • bird pepper — vienametės paprikos smulkiavaisis varietetas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bird pepper — noun a tropical American capsicum pepper which is thought to be the ancestor of both sweet and chilli peppers. [Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum.] ↘the small, red, very hot fruit of the bird pepper …   English new terms dictionary

  • bird pepper — bird′ pep per n. pln a variety of pepper, Capsicum anuum glabriusculum, having small, elongated berries • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • bird pepper — noun plant bearing very small and very hot oblong red fruits; includes wild forms native to tropical America; thought to be ancestral to the sweet pepper and many hot peppers • Syn: ↑Capsicum frutescens baccatum, ↑Capsicum baccatum • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird pepper — a variety of pepper, Capsicum anuum glabriusculum, with small, elongated berries. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • bird pepper — noun a) A tropical American plant, Capsicum baccatum. b) The very hot, red fruit of this plant. Scientific name: Capsicum baccatum …   Wiktionary

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