paprika

noun
pa·​pri·​ka | \ pə-ˈprē-kə How to pronounce paprika (audio) , pa-\

Definition of paprika

: a usually mild red condiment consisting of the dried finely ground pods of various sweet peppers also : a sweet pepper used for making paprika

Examples of paprika in a Sentence

tomato sauce made with garlic, paprika, and pepper

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In the market, spice sacks gape open, revealing bright saffron and paprika. David Degner, Smithsonian, "Two Tour Guides—One Israeli, One Palestinian—Offer a New Way to See the Holy Land," 9 July 2019 Once meatballs are finished cooking and somewhat cool, start skewering them with the cucumbers, garnish with mint and smoked paprika. Krystyna Chávez, Marie Claire, "9 Easy Kentucky Derby Recipe Ideas You Can Whip Up In No Time," 3 May 2019 The hallmarks of longganisa are savory pork, a vivid red color imparted by paprika or annatto, and a marked sweetness. Sunset Magazine, "This Open-Fire Filipino Feast Is Ideal for a Backyard BBQ or Campfire Gathering," 22 Jan. 2018 Place in a bowl, then add the salt, brown sugar, the paprika, if using, the powdered mustard and black pepper, tossing to coat the mushrooms evenly. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Denver Post, "Fire up your summer with recipes from the season’s new grilling cookbooks," 24 June 2019 Grind the bread and almonds in a food processor, then add the smoky paprika, sherry vinegar, crushed red pepper for some heat, and olive oil. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Spanish romesco sauce, whirred with tomatoes and peppers, is incredibly appealing," 17 June 2019 Butts are dry-rubbed with a spice mix that includes salt, brown sugar, black pepper, paprika, garlic, and onion power. Eric Velasco, al.com, "Meet the crew who makes Birmingham’s barbecue," 3 June 2019 In a large bowl, combine sugar, paprika, coriander, chili powder, garlic powder, and 1 tsp each salt and pepper. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cold Spiced Chicken," 20 May 2019 Transfer the ground toasted spices to a medium bowl and whisk in the brown sugar, paprika, granulated garlic, dry mustard powder, ancho chile powder, salt, and black pepper. Krystyna Chávez, Marie Claire, "9 Easy Kentucky Derby Recipe Ideas You Can Whip Up In No Time," 3 May 2019

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First Known Use of paprika

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paprika

Hungarian, from Serbian & Croatian, from papar ground pepper, ultimately from Latin piper — more at pepper

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paprika

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English Language Learners Definition of paprika

: a red powder that is made from sweet peppers and used as a spice for food

paprika

noun
pa·​pri·​ka | \ pə-ˈprē-kə How to pronounce paprika (audio) \

Kids Definition of paprika

: a mild red spice made from dried peppers

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