cayenne

noun
cay·​enne | \ (ˌ)kī-ˈen , (ˌ)kā-; ˈkī-ˌen, ˈkā-\

Definition of cayenne

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Cayenne

geographical name
Cay·​enne | \ kī-ˈen , kā-\

Definition of Cayenne (Entry 2 of 2)

city, port on an estuary on the Atlantic coast, and capital of French Guiana population 37,097

Examples of cayenne in a Sentence

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In medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup buttermilk, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Crispy Hot-Honey Chicken Sliders," 26 Nov. 2018 In blender, combine soy milk, green tea, sweetener, ice, cinnamon, and cayenne. Amanda Pressner, Seventeen, "6 Yummy Summer Smoothies!," 5 Mar. 2011 More ways to integrate veggies into your diet Bake sweet potato fries: Slice sweet potatoes into long slices and drizzle with olive oil, salt and cayenne before baking at 400 to 425 degrees until tender and browned. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Creative cooking makes vegetables more appealing," 13 Jan. 2018 On large baking sheet, toss squash slices with 1 tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon kosher salt and a pinch cayenne. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Pomegranate-Honey Glazed Chicken and Squash," 20 Nov. 2017 Add garlic, coriander, mustard and cayenne and cook, tossing, 1 minute. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Shrimp Boil with Sausage and Spinach," 17 Aug. 2018 Stir in coriander, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Bon Appetit, "Charro Beans," 28 May 2018 Add the brown sugar, lemon juice, galangal, lime leaf, and cayenne and stir to combine. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Paula Wolfert's Indonesian Beef Satay (recipe)," 25 Apr. 2018 Add the leeks, potatoes, corn, bay leaf, thyme, and cayenne and mix to combine. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "New England Seafood Chowder," 20 Oct. 2014

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First Known Use of cayenne

Noun

1773, in the meaning defined above

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