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

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Consider getting strategic and using flowers to break up a row to indicate where your sweet peppers end and your hot peppers begin. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Always Plant Flowers in Your Vegetable Patch," 15 Aug. 2018 The high temps could even make your already hot peppers hotter, said Paravola. Morgan Greene,, "Excessive heat watch upgraded to warning: 'dangerously hot temperatures' in Chicago area," 29 June 2018 Shuell cures long strands of raw white fish (swai or tilapia) in fresh lime juice and then mixes it with cilantro, onions and optional hot peppers. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "First Bite: Rotisserie chicken is star at Peruvian restaurant in Ferndale," 4 May 2018 Shopping List: To buy: 3/4 pound swordfish steaks,1 green bell pepper, 2 tomatoes, 1 small bottle hot pepper sauce, 1/4 pound whole wheat linguine and 1 small jar sliced pimentos. Linda Gassenheimer, charlotteobserver, "Dinner for 2? Try swordfish with a Spanish kick | Charlotte Observer," 9 Jan. 2018 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 The challenge requires the person to eat an entire Paqui tortilla chip made out of the Carolina Reaper pepper, the hottest pepper on earth. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "25 Fun Challenges to Play With Your Friends," 27 Nov. 2018 The daily-changing menu features an expansive list of pizzas in iterations like the Napoletana with tomato, Bluefin tuna conserva, capers, pecorino and hot pepper, and the Zucca with butternut and summer squash, red onion, and saba. Leah Bhabha, Vogue, "How to Spend a Fall Weekend on the North Shore of Massachusetts," 15 Oct. 2018 Zesty items like hot peppers and red hot chili flakes get their heat from a group of molecules called capsaicinoids, specifically one known as capsaicin. Sophie Saint Thomas, SELF, "Here's Exactly What to Do If You Get Something Spicy on Your Vulva or Vagina," 12 Oct. 2018

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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