cayenne pepper definition

  • noun:
    • An orange-red to dark-red condiment composed of the bottom ripe fruits of every of a number of pungent kinds of capsicum. Also known as purple pepper.
    • Any of a few hot hot peppers.
    • A powder condiment or spruce created from the dried chilli pepper varieties above.
    • a tremendously pungent spice produced by drying out and grinding the fruits or seeds of a number of species of the genus Capsicum, esp. Capsicum annuum and Capsicum Frutescens; -- called also purple pepper. It is utilized chiefly as a condiment.
    • See under Cayenne.
    • See pepper.
    • plant bearing scorching and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
    • an extended and sometimes twisted hot red pepper
    • floor pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of genus Capsicum
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