bell pepper


Definition of bell pepper

: sweet pepper especially : a large bell-shaped sweet pepper

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Cook onion, bell pepper, and garlic, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft and golden, 8–10 minutes. Bon Appetit, "Plantain and Lamb Casserole," 19 Mar. 2018 Frozen diced onion and green bell pepper can be used instead of fresh onion and pepper. Linda Gassenheimer, miamiherald, "These tasty enchiladas take only 5 minutes in the microwave | Miami Herald," 19 Feb. 2018 Add garlic, onions and bell pepper and saute until softened and fragrant but not browned, about 5 minutes. Ann Maloney,, "Pressure cooker marinara: Make 'slow-cooked' red gravy in 45 minutes," 5 Feb. 2018 Add the onion and bell pepper and saute for 10 minutes. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Spicy Corn Relish," 11 July 2018 For the bell peppers, roughly chop half of each one and add to the food processor. Susan Selasky, ajc, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 3 July 2018 Cut the sides off the bell pepper and thinly slice with a chef knife. Jose Cuadros,, "Healthy family recipe: Salmon en papillote," 29 June 2018 Cut red bell peppers in half and remove the core and seeds. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "How to Roast Red Peppers at Home Like a Minor Character on 'The Sopranos'," 2 June 2018 Note: To roast the bell peppers, position an oven rack 6 inches from the broiler element; preheat the broiler. Joe Yonan, The Seattle Times, "Vegetarian (or vegan) guests for Thanksgiving? Serve them this beauty," 13 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of bell pepper

1707, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bell pepper

: a large pepper with a mild flavor

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