bell pepper


Definition of bell pepper

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Add the bell peppers and cook gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Whitney Otawka of Greyfield Inn," 2 Nov. 2019 Italian Sausage & Peppers Serves 4 4 slices each of red, green and yellow bell pepper (approx. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "What food do I make for a tailgate party? Louisville chefs share their best recipes," 21 Oct. 2019 Scoop it up with a cup of sliced bell pepper, cucumber, grape tomatoes, or your other favorite in-season veggies. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, "7 Healthy Late-Night Snacks," 3 July 2019 Japchae comes with white yam and bean starch clear noodles stir-fried with onions, bits of beef and slivers of red and orange bell pepper. Linda Bladholm, miamiherald, "This Korean mom-and-pop restaurant in a Doral strip mall is the real deal | Miami Herald," 16 Mar. 2018 Slice off the top of one red bell pepper, removing stem and seeds; rinse and pat dry. Lisa Lillien, Redbook, "3 Three-Ingredient Dishes," 26 Oct. 2011 Our combination of onion, tomatoes and bell peppers worked really well. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Bell peppers: Packed with vitamin C and easy for sheet pan dinner," 24 Oct. 2019 Bier Garden serves up vegetable flatbread ($14), layered with goat cheese, portobello mushroom, caramelized onion, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper and herb oil. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 2019 Oktoberfest celebrations kick off Friday in El Cajon, Encinitas and Liberty Station," 26 Sep. 2019 Think vanilla yogurt topped with raspberries or strawberries; red bell pepper strips with ranch dressing for dipping; cherry tomatoes; or even some white rice cooked with chicken broth and butter for extra flavor. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Skip the PB&J and pack a Wisconsin school lunch inspired by tailgating, Kwik Trip and the State Fair," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of bell pepper

1707, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2019

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“Bell pepper.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of bell pepper

chiefly US : a large pepper with a mild flavor

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