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
: a small plump dark green chili pepper of Mexico and the southern United States —called also jalapeño pepper
Variants of jalapeño
Origin of jalapeño
Mexican Spanish, from jalapeño, adjective, of Jalapa
First Known Use: 1939
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Spanish Central: Translation of "jalapeño"
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