jalapeño

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noun ja·la·pe·ño \ˌhä-lə-ˈpā-(ˌ)nyō, ˌha-, -ˈpā-(ˌ)nō, -ˈpē-(ˌ)nō\
variants: or less commonly

jalapeno

Definition of jalapeño

plural

jalapeños

also

jalapenos

  1. :  a small plump dark green chili pepper of Mexico and the southern U.S. —called also jalapeño pepper

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Origin and Etymology of jalapeño

Mexican Spanish, from jalapeño, adjective, of Jalapa


JALAPEÑO Defined for English Language Learners

jalapeño

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Definition of jalapeño for English Language Learners

  • : a small green pepper that is very hot and is used especially in Mexican cooking


Learn More about jalapeño

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of jalapeño


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