red pepper


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red pepper

n.
1. The ripe red fruit of a bell pepper.

red pepper

n
1. (Plants) any of several varieties of the pepper plant Capsicum frutescens, cultivated for their hot pungent red podlike fruits
2. (Plants) the fruit of any of these plants
3. (Plants) the ripe red fruit of the sweet pepper
4. (Cookery) another name for cayenne pepper

red′ pep′per


n.
2. a pepper, Capsicum annuum longum, cultivated in many varieties, the yellow or red pods of which are used for flavoring, sauces, etc.
3. the mild, ripe fruit of the sweet pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, used as a vegetable.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.red pepper - ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicumred 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
Capsicum annuum longum, cayenne, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, chilli pepper, jalapeno, long pepper - plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
2.red pepper - very hot red peppers; usually long and thin; some very small
hot pepper - any of various pungent capsicum fruits
Tabasco sauce, Tabasco - very spicy sauce (trade name Tabasco) made from fully-aged red peppers
Capsicum frutescens, hot pepper, tabasco pepper, tabasco plant - plant bearing very hot medium-sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce
Translations
paprika
pimenta vermelha

red pepper

n (capsicum) → peperone m; (cayenne pepper) → peperoncino rosso
References in classic literature ?
"Bit into a nest of red pepper. Guess I'll have to tell that cook to scatter his hits.
On hearing himself called Polendina, Mastro Geppetto turned the color of a red pepper and, facing the carpenter, said to him angrily:
I had for dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty.
I dined on what they called "robber steak"--bits of bacon, onion, and beef, seasoned with red pepper, and strung on sticks, and roasted over the fire, in simple style of the London cat's meat!
"Plenty of onions and garlic and a dash of red pepper. Now, go!"
Hill-food is very simple, but with buckwheat and Indian corn, and rice and red pepper, and little fish out of the stream in the valley, and honey from the flue-like hives built in the stone walls, and dried apricots, and turmeric, and wild ginger, and bannocks of flour, a devout woman can make good things, and it was a full bowl that the priest carried to the Bhagat.
He did not lift his eyes from his plate, round which red pepper, lemons, brown bread and butter, etc., were rigidly ranked, until a tall shadow fell across the table, and his friend Flambeau sat down opposite.
Jerry lapped it so fanatically that not for half a minute did he become aware that the boy had squeezed into it many hot seeds of ripe red peppers. The circle shrieked with glee, and what Jerry's thirst had been before was as nothing compared with this new thirst to which had been added the stinging agony of pepper.
The red peppers grow by the door, and there will be fowls, and the eggs of fowls.
PREP: 15 MINS NO COOK SERVES 4 Red, yellow, purple, green - not quite a whole rainbow, but this vibrant salad of tinned fish and veggies comes close 1 red pepper, sliced 1 large carrot, grated 340g can sweetcorn kernels, drained 150g sugar snap pea 6 cooked baby beetroot, quartered 185g can flaked tuna in spring water, drained 100g mayonnaise 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp wholegrain mustard 1 tsp water Lettuce leaves 1 spring onion, sliced 1 In a large bowl, mix together red pepper, carrot, sweetcorn, sugar snap peas, beetroot and tuna.
1 large jarred roasted red pepper (may substitute 10 grape tomatoes)
From left: Mexicana Chicken, Red Pepper Chicken and Spicy Tandoori Paneer Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News