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jalapeño

noun ja·la·pe·ño \ˌhä-lə-ˈpā-(ˌ)nyō, ˌha-, -ˈpā-(ˌ)nō, -ˈpē-(ˌ)nō\

Simple Definition of jalapeño

  • : a small green pepper that is very hot and is used especially in Mexican cooking

Full Definition of jalapeño

plural ja·la·pe·ños also ja·la·pe·nos

  1. :  a small plump dark green chili pepper of Mexico and the southern United States —called also jalapeño pepper

Variants of jalapeño

also ja·la·pe·no play \ˌhä-lə-ˈpā-(ˌ)nyō, ˌha-, -ˈpā-(ˌ)nō, -ˈpē-(ˌ)nō\

Origin of jalapeño

Mexican Spanish, from jalapeño, adjective, of Jalapa


First Known Use: 1939


Learn More about jalapeño

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "jalapeño"


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