noun pa·pri·ka \pə-ˈprē-kə, pa-\

: a red powder that is made from sweet peppers and used as a spice for food

Full Definition of PAPRIKA

:  a usually mild red condiment consisting of the dried finely ground pods of various sweet peppers; also :  a sweet pepper used for making paprika

Examples of PAPRIKA

  1. tomato sauce made with garlic, paprika, and pepper

Origin of PAPRIKA

Hungarian, from Serbian & Croatian, from papar ground pepper, ultimately from Latin piper — more at pepper
First Known Use: 1843

Rhymes with PAPRIKA


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