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Definition of Red pepper
Red pepperPepper Pep"per, n. [OE. peper, AS. pipor, L. piper, fr. Gr. ?,
?, akin to Skr. pippala, pippali.]
1. A well-known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried
berry, either whole or powdered, of the Piper nigrum.
Note: Common, or black, pepper is made from the whole berry,
dried just before maturity; white pepper is made from
the ripe berry after the outer skin has been removed by
maceration and friction. It has less of the peculiar
properties of the plant than the black pepper. Pepper
is used in medicine as a carminative stimulant.
2. (Bot.) The plant which yields pepper, an East Indian woody
climber (Piper nigrum), with ovate leaves and apetalous
flowers in spikes opposite the leaves. The berries are red
when ripe. Also, by extension, any one of the several
hundred species of the genus Piper, widely dispersed
throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the
3. Any plant of the genus Capsicum, and its fruit; red
pepper; as, the bell pepper.
Note: The term pepper has been extended to various other
fruits and plants, more or less closely resembling the
true pepper, esp. to the common varieties of
Capsicum. See Capsicum, and the Phrases, below.
African pepper, the Guinea pepper. See under Guinea.
Cayenne pepper. See under Cayenne.
Chinese pepper, the spicy berries of the Xanthoxylum
piperitum, a species of prickly ash found in China and
Guinea pepper. See under Guinea, and Capsicum.
Jamaica pepper. See Allspice.
(a) The spike of berries of Piper longum, an East Indian
(b) The root of Piper, or Macropiper, methysticum. See
Malaguetta, or Meleguetta, pepper, the aromatic seeds
of the Amomum Melegueta, an African plant of the Ginger
family. They are sometimes used to flavor beer, etc.,
under the name of grains of Paradise.
Red pepper. See Capsicum.
Sweet pepper bush (Bot.), an American shrub (Clethra
alnifolia), with racemes of fragrant white flowers; --
called also white alder.
Pepper box or caster, a small box or bottle, with a
perforated lid, used for sprinkling ground pepper on food,
Pepper corn. See in the Vocabulary.
Pepper elder (Bot.), a West Indian name of several plants
of the Pepper family, species of Piper and Peperomia.
Pepper moth (Zo["o]l.), a European moth (Biston
betularia) having white wings covered with small black
Pepper pot, a mucilaginous soup or stew of vegetables and
cassareep, much esteemed in the West Indies.
Pepper root. (Bot.). See Coralwort.
pepper sauce, a condiment for the table, made of small red
peppers steeped in vinegar.
Pepper tree (Bot.), an aromatic tree (Drimys axillaris)
of the Magnolia family, common in New Zealand. See
Peruvian mastic tree, under Mastic. red pepperCayenne Cay*enne, n. [From Cayenne, a town and island in
French Guiana, South America.]
(a) (Bot.) A species of Capsicum (C. frutescens) with
small and intensely pungent fruit.
(b) A very pungent spice made by drying and grinding the
fruits or seeds of several species of the genus
Capsicum, esp. C. annuum and C. Frutescens; --
called also red pepper. It is used chiefly as a
Meaning of Red pepper from wikipedia
- including red
, yellow, orange, green, white, and purple. Bell peppers
are sometimes grouped
with less pungent chili varieties
as "sweet peppers
- The chili pepper
(also chile, chile pepper
, chilli pepper
, or chilli), from Nahuatl
chīlli (Nahuatl pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʃiːlːi] (listen)), is the berry-fruit...
- Crushed red pepper
or red pepper flakes
is a condiment
or ****e consisting
to ground) red chili peppers
. This condiment...
- dried chili peppers Chili pepper
that is red
, especially: Cayenne pepper
, has various colors including red Red Savina pepper
, a cultivar
- The ghost pepper
, also known
as bhut jolokia
(which literally means Bhutanese chilli
in ****amese), is an interspecific hybrid chili pepper cultivated
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- The Red Savina pepper
is a cultivar
of the habanero chili
has been selectively
bred to produce
****ier, heavier, and...
- a group
of tapering, 10 to 25 cm long, generally
skinny, mostly red
with a curved
tip and somewhat rippled
- dark red
, and contains
seed, like all drupes. Peppercorns
and the ground pepper derived
from them may be described simply
, or more...
- Korean chili peppers
, also known
as Korean red
dark green, or Korean
long green peppers according
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