Scotch bonnet


: a small roundish very hot chili pepper especially of the Caribbean that is usually red or yellow when mature

Examples of Scotch bonnet in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Scotch bonnet was in 1842

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“Scotch bonnet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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