cayenne pepper
noun Etymology: by folk etymology from earlier cayan, ultimately modification of Tupi kɨʔɨjá, kɨʔɨnʸá Date: 1756 1. a pungent condiment consisting of the ground dried fruits or seeds of hot peppers 2. hot pepper; especially any of several cultivated peppers of a variety (Capsicum annuum longum) with very long twisted pungent red fruits 3. the fruit of a cayenne pepper

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  • Cayenne 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

  • cayenne (pepper) — [kī en′, kāen′] n. 〚< Tupí kynnha; pop. assoc. with CAYENNE〛 1. a very hot, reddish condiment made from various capsicums 2. a long, conical hot pepper often used to make this condiment 3. the plant (Capsicum frutescens var. longum) on wh …   Universalium

  • cayenne (pepper) — [kī en′, kāen′] n. [< Tupí kynnha; pop. assoc. with CAYENNE] 1. a very hot, reddish condiment made from various capsicums 2. a long, conical hot pepper often used to make this condiment 3. the plant (Capsicum frutescens var. longum) on which… …   English World dictionary

  • cayenne (pepper) — [kī en′, kāen′] n. [< Tupí kynnha; pop. assoc. with CAYENNE] 1. a very hot, reddish condiment made from various capsicums 2. a long, conical hot pepper often used to make this condiment 3. the plant (Capsicum frutescens var. longum) on which… …   English World dictionary

  • Cayenne 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)

  • cayenne pepper — [[t]kaɪe̱n pe̱pə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Cayenne pepper or cayenne is a red powder with a hot taste which is made from dried peppers and is used to flavour food. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne …   English dictionary

  • cayenne pepper — cay|enne pep|per [ˌkeıen ˈpepə US ər] n [U] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: cayan cayenne pepper (1700 1800), from Tupi kyinha; influenced by Cayenne city in French Guiana] the red powder made from a ↑pepper that has a very hot taste …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cayenne pepper — noun 1. plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red • Syn: ↑cayenne, ↑chili pepper, ↑chilli pepper, ↑long pepper, ↑jalapeno, ↑Capsicum annuum longum • Hypernyms: ↑capsicum …   Useful english dictionary

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