paprika

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noun pa·pri·ka \pə-ˈprē-kə, pa-\

Definition of paprika

  1. :  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

  1. tomato sauce made with garlic, paprika, and pepper

Origin and Etymology of paprika

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


First Known Use: 1830


PAPRIKA Defined for English Language Learners

paprika

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noun pa·pri·ka \pə-ˈprē-kə, pa-\

Definition of paprika for English Language Learners

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


PAPRIKA Defined for Kids

paprika

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noun pa·pri·ka \pə-ˈprē-kə\

Definition of paprika for Students

  1. :  a mild red spice made from dried peppers



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