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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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You can even text ahead to Habaneros and have your food ready to skip the queues.
Habaneros and Scotch bonnet peppers used to be some of the hottest around, ranging from 100,000 to 350,000 SHU.
"Habaneros right up front," said Tom Conti, "and all the way through."
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