ber·​be·​re | \ ˌber-bə-ˈrā How to pronounce berbere (audio) , ˈbər-bə-rē \

Definition of berbere

: a blend of powdered spices including red chili pepper that is used in Ethiopian cooking … market places in Ethiopia … where again one encounters … excruciatingly hot berbere, the spiced dried powder without which no Ethiopian cook could prepare a meal.— A. D. Krikorian, The Quarterly Review Of Biology, September 1996

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Berbere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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