banana pepper


Definition of banana pepper

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

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Note: Look for jars of banana peppers near the pickles at the market. Robert Klose, The Christian Science Monitor, "My tuna fish revelation," 20 June 2018 Most stores also offer black olives, jalapeno peppers, banana peppers and pineapple. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Little Caesars' Extra Most Bestest pizzas now offer a choice of toppings," 29 May 2018 The veggies are artichokes, arugula, banana peppers, basil, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, chopped garlic, jalapenos, mushrooms, olives, pineapple, red onions, red peppers, roasted garlic, sauteed onion, spinach and zucchini. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Blaze 3-minute pizza asks to open in West Allis," 23 Jan. 2018 Top chicken with banana peppers and cilantro and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over. Bon Appetit, "Grilled Chicken with Banana Peppers," 19 Mar. 2018 Toss onion rounds, jalapeño halves, and banana peppers with 1 tbsp. Sunset, "Sonoran Hot Dogs," 22 Jan. 2018 Heat lovers will want to try the mirchi bhaji ($1.49), a banana pepper filled with chile-coconut paste, battered in chickpea flour and fried. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "At Indian Delight in Oak Creek, the name fits," 16 Jan. 2018 Guests can add toppings like broccoli, banana peppers and Tater Tots. Carolina Gusman,, "National Pizza Day and Valentine's Day top this week's S. D. dining events," 7 Feb. 2018 Favorite restaurant: Angelo's Pizza of Lakewood for a pie with pepperoni and banana peppers. Julie Washington,, "Mary Hargrave designs whimsical kids' clothes in Lakewood: Makers 2017 (gallery, video)," 29 Dec. 2017

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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