hot pepper

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

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

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1945


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