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 (hä′bə-nâr′ō, ä′bä-nĕ′rō)
n. pl. ha·ba·ne·ros
A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum chinense having small, round, extremely hot green to red fruit.

[American Spanish, of Havana (from the theory that it originated in Cuba), from (La) Habana, Havana.]
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(Spanish aβaˈnero)
n, pl -ros (-ros)
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Havana
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(ˌhɑ bəˈnɛər oʊ)
n., pl. -ros.
an extremely pungent small pepper, the fruit of a variety of Capsicum chinense, used in cooking.
[1985–90; < Sp chile habanero chili from Havana]
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So, you end up with delightful creations like Kobe sliders, habanero chili tacos, quesadillas de la casa, Kobe beef gyoza, Kobe beef shawarma and crispy beef mashed potatoes.
So I ordered an Atun (Dh55) made from nothing but fresh tuna and habanero chili that was once (in 1999) listed in the Guinness World Records as the world's hottest chili!
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At Christmas, the couple gave gifts of habanero chili sauce.
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1 fresh Scotch bonnet or habanero chili pepper, seeded and minced
If too much mac and cheese would lull your palate to sleep, too many bowls of five-alarm habanero chili could certainly overstimulate it.
Among the words most likely to whet our appetites or clear our sinuses is aji, also called habanero chili or shrub chili, a fiery berry from the nightshade family, as well as the active ingredient of the "salsa picante de chile habanero." This currently comes from two popular venues: "El Yucateco," a pungent red habanero pepper sauce from Merida, Yucatan, as well as the ubiquitous Tabasco Pepper Sauce produced by the McIlhenny Company of Louisiana.
1 habanero chili pepper, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped