cayenne pepper


cayenne pepper

noun

  1. a hot, biting condiment composed of the ground pods and seeds of the pepper Capsicum annuum longum.
  2. the long, wrinkled, twisted fruit of this plant.
  3. the plant itself.

noun

  1. a very hot condiment, bright red in colour, made from the dried seeds and pods of various capsicumsOften shortened to: cayenne Also called: red pepper

noun

  1. the capital of French Guiana, on an island at the mouth of the Cayenne River: French penal settlement from 1854 to 1938. Pop: 50 594 (1999)
n.

“pungent dried pepper,” 1756, from Tupi (Brazil) kyynha “capsicum,” mistakenly associated with town of Cayenne in French Guyana. The town name is the French form of Guyana.

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