cayenne pepper


Definition of cayenne pepper

1 : a pungent condiment consisting of the ground dried fruits or seeds of hot peppers
2 : hot pepper especially : any of several cultivated peppers of a variety (Capsicum annuum longum) with very long twisted pungent red fruits
3 : the fruit of a cayenne pepper

Examples of cayenne pepper in a Sentence

a dash of cayenne pepper

Recent Examples on the Web

For the rice: Combine the rice, chestnuts, apricots, nuts, lemon juice, sage, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika in a large bowl, stirring until thoroughly incorporated. Joe Yonan, The Seattle Times, "Vegetarian (or vegan) guests for Thanksgiving? Serve them this beauty," 13 Nov. 2018 Dandelion, beets, ginger, cayenne pepper, garlic and lemon are especially beneficial for gentle cleansing. Steven Macari, Harper's BAZAAR, "Calm Before the Storm: A Pre-Holiday Detox," 18 Nov. 2013 Strawberry-Cayenne Kombucha Pops Serves 4 Add 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries and 1 cup Health-Ade Cayenne Cleanse Kombucha (or plain kombucha and pinch of cayenne pepper) to a blender and blend until smooth. Stephanie Eckelkamp, Good Housekeeping, "These 2-Ingredient Kombucha Popsicles Will Make Your Summer," 7 Aug. 2018 Add 1 teaspoon salt, the white pepper, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and garlic; stir to thoroughly combine these ingredients with the milk. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Soufflé "Suissesse" from Alex Hitz," 1 Sep. 2013 Stir in cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt as desired, turn heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Bud’s Southern Rotisserie’s Collard Greens," 23 May 2018 Add tomatoes, spinach, cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper. Linda Gassenheimer, charlotteobserver, "You can still make an easy Indian-flavored dinner for two | Charlotte Observer," 26 Jan. 2018 Whisk in lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, honey, salt and, if using, cayenne pepper. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Invited over? Please RSVP — and bring this killer salad," 30 May 2018 While the ribs are smoking, in a small saucepan combine ketchup, molasses, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and honey. Fox News, "John McLemore's Independence Day cookout," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of cayenne pepper

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cayenne pepper

by folk etymology from earlier cayan, ultimately modification of Tupi kɨʔɨ̃já, kɨʔɨ̃nʸá

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English Language Learners Definition of cayenne pepper

: a red powder that is made from hot peppers and that is used as a spice to give a hot taste to food

cayenne pepper

cay·​enne pepper | \ ˌkī-ˈen-, ˌkā-ˈen-\

Kids Definition of cayenne pepper

: dried ripe hot peppers ground and used to add flavor to food

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