hot pepper


Definition of hot pepper

: any of various small and usually thin-walled capsicum fruits of marked pungency also : a plant (especially a variant or cultivar of Capsicum annuum and C. frutescens) bearing hot peppers

Examples of hot pepper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Yield 2 servings. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 18 Oct. 2021 The shop carries oysters and caviar and specialty cheeses, as well as a curated selection of everything from vinyl records to hot pepper sauces and fine wine. Globe Staff,, 17 Dec. 2021 If the greens are tough, boil them a little, then saute them with olive oil, garlic, maybe a little hot pepper (particularly good with broccoli rabe) salt, pepper, and a splash of red wine vinegar. Deb Wandell, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Oct. 2021 Mix tomato sauce and hot pepper sauce together and spoon over tortillas. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 18 Oct. 2021 Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg was the last to get her first impression guess in, so she was forced to eat a hot pepper. Lauren Huff,, 7 Oct. 2021 DroneSeed, for example, includes hot pepper to deter squirrels or other wildlife from eating its vessels, which are about the size of a hockey puck. Khari Johnson, Wired, 26 Sep. 2021 Chew on a hot pepper, listen to loud music, hold ice cubes in your hands or smell a pungent cheese to briefly shift your attention away from stress. Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2021 This quick-cooking dish, simple and fragrant, employs ginger, cumin, turmeric, hot pepper and garam masala. New York Times, 30 July 2021

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First Known Use of hot pepper

1945, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2022

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“Hot pepper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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