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

Popcorn That Speeds Your MetabolismChinatown eatery Dimes keeps their to-go clients coming back for a trio of popcorn recipes spiked with metabolism-boosting cayenne pepper, beta-carotene-rich spirulina, and anti-inflammatory turmeric. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "The Perfect Super Bowl Snack Exists—Now Here’s How To Eat It," 3 Feb. 2019 Sweet & Spicy Sweet Potato Waffles How about some sweet potato waffles sweetened with a touch of brown sugar and spiced with a dash of cayenne pepper. Molly Dodd, Fox News, "10 unique waffle recipes," 24 Aug. 2015 In a large bowl, combine the yellow cheddar, white cheddar, mayonnaise, pimentos, pecans, bacon, mustard, cayenne pepper, and celery seed. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Throw the best Kentucky Derby party with tips from the guy who knows - 'America's CEO' Tim Laird," 5 Apr. 2018 Transfer to a large bowl along with egg, milk, salt, black and cayenne peppers, and cumin, stirring to combine. Carla Hall, Redbook, "Become a Meatloaf Master," 18 Mar. 2013 That's because new research out of Purdue University suggests that adding spicy seasonings and condiments like cayenne pepper, fresh and jarred hot peppers and hot sauce to meals helps suppress your appetite and slightly boosts your metabolism. Joy Bauer, Ms, Woman's Day, "How to Overcome Overeating," 20 Dec. 2011 This may seem obvious, but a lot of the lip plumpers that claim to enhance lip volume contain irritants or chemicals, such as those derived from cinnamon or cayenne pepper. Talia Abbas, SELF, "We Asked Derms How to Keep Dry Lips Moisturized During Winter and Here’s What They Told Us," 11 Dec. 2018 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

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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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