ha·​ba·​ne·​ro | \ ˌ(h)ä-bə-ˈn(y)er-ō How to pronounce habanero (audio) \
variants: or less commonly habañero

Definition of habanero

: a very hot roundish chili pepper (Capsicum chinense) that is usually orange when mature

Examples of habanero in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once, Redditors started a thread focused on trying to crack the code on making Yellowbird habanero sauce at home. Chris O'connell, Chron, 6 Apr. 2022 East and West Coast oysters with a fresh apple mignonette; a whole Maine lobster with horseradish cream and pear-habanero relish; and a traditional shrimp cocktail with cocktail sauce. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, 28 Feb. 2022 That same year, the duo entered the habanero sauce into the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Fest — and won. Chris O'connell, Chron, 6 Apr. 2022 Raw oysters are one-slurp, tiradito-ish bites with a trio of yuzu kosho, pineapple-habanero and kiwi-grapefruit mignonettes. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2022 The pineapple-habanero hot sauce shows up again here, bursting through fat and richness. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2022 Among the novelties at Chocobar Cortés are habanero-and-chocolate chili sauce, chocolate guacamole, and chocolate ketchup. David Kortava, The New Yorker, 28 Jan. 2022 Strawberry habanero infused tequila, lime, agave, Grand Marnier. Price: $10. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 22 Feb. 2022 Note: To make Firewater, steep sliced habanero overnight in Everclear alcohol and then strain. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of habanero

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for habanero

American Spanish (chile) habanero, literally, Havanan chili

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9 May 2022

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“Habanero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/habanero. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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