hot pepper

noun

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 Marinated sliced alligator is stir-fried in oyster sauce with mushrooms and green onions and served with hot pepper oil. Will Coviello, NOLA.com, "Gambit's 2020 Fall Dining Guide: Where to eat in the New Orleans area amid new reopening phase," 12 Oct. 2020 Squirrels can be discouraged from eating this seed by obtaining a mix that is flavored with hot pepper. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: Your guide to feeding birds in San Antonio," 15 Oct. 2020 In this dish, beef short ribs are braised in a mixture of rice wine, aromatics, soy sauce and sugar, taking on an indulgent, sticky-sweet flavor accented by piquant Korean hot pepper powder. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The end of Top 100 Restaurants as we know it," 28 Sep. 2020 Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, bay leaves, hot pepper flakes and stock. SFChronicle.com, "Recipes for summer’s bounty: Mains," 16 Sep. 2020 The heat can be dialed up on any dish with a side of hot pepper flakes. Beth D'addono, NOLA.com, "Union Ramen opened in the Lower Garden District in July," 17 Aug. 2020 Add ginger, scallions, hot pepper and yellow chives (if using) and cook, stirring and tossing constantly, until fragrant and very gently softened, about 1 minute. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Cantonese Lobster with Ginger and Scallions," 5 Aug. 2020 Add 2 teaspoons olive oil, basil, oregano, salt and hot pepper flakes, and toss well to combine. cleveland, "Fresh, flavorful herbs are always at the ready in a kitchen garden," 1 June 2020 Onions, celery, green bell pepper, tomatoes and hot pepper seasoning are the base for this quick and easy Pork Creole. cleveland, "Spice things up with Pork Creole," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of hot pepper

1945, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2020

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“Hot pepper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot%20pepper. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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