banana pepper


: a long tapered yellow pepper occurring in several varieties from mild and sweet tasting to hot and pungent

Examples of banana pepper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Let a rump roast and banana pepper rings simmer low and slow during the day, then top chips with the shredded meat, black beans, tomatoes, onion, and cheese. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 30 Aug. 2023 Saffron aioli for mussels, cilantro aioli for crab cakes, banana pepper remoulade for calamari, basil-lime mayo for a swordfish BLT, the list goes on. Nicole Kagan,, 15 Aug. 2023 Stir in the onion, tomato and finely chopped banana pepper. cleveland, 13 Dec. 2022 Substitute another mild chile, such as Fresno, a banana pepper, or, for a mild alternative, a small yellow or red bell pepper. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2022 An abundance of mushrooms, banana peppers and Swiss chard might lead to a roesti of king trumpets staged with banana pepper sauce and sauteed chard, a farm-fresh accompaniment to steak. Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2021 An abundance of mushrooms, banana peppers and Swiss chard recently led to a roesti of shredded king trumpets, staged with banana pepper sauce and sauteed Swiss chard, a market-fresh accompaniment to a steak entree. Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2021 Master the original, then try our beet and banana pepper-green apple variations. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 June 2021 Basics like pepperoni, banana peppers, olives, bell peppers and mushrooms cost $1 each. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, 23 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of banana pepper was in 1937

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“Banana pepper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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