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cay·enne pepper(kī-ĕn′, kā-)
An orange-red to dark red condiment consisting of the ground ripe fruits of any of several pungent varieties of capsicum. Also called red pepper.
[Alteration (by folk etymology from Cayenne) of kian, chian, from Tupí quiínia, hot pepper.]
(Cookery) a very hot condiment, bright red in colour, made from the dried seeds and pods of various capsicums. Often shortened to: cayenne Also called: red pepper
[C18: ultimately from Tupi quiynha]
A hot condiment, made from the dried red seeds and pods of a tropical plant.
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|Noun||1.||cayenne pepper - plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red|
chilli, chilly, chile, chili, chili pepper - very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
red pepper, cayenne, cayenne pepper - ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum
genus Capsicum, Capsicum - chiefly tropical perennial shrubby plants having many-seeded fruits: sweet and hot peppers
|2.||cayenne pepper - ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum|
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
|3.||cayenne pepper - a long and often twisted hot red pepper|
n → Cayennepfeffer m