pa·pri·ka | \pə-ˈprē-kə, 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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The bright red Fire tortilla chips are said to have the flavors of jalapeño, chili peppers, and paprika. Olivia Harrison,, "Taco Bell Is Releasing Chips Inspired By Its Hot Sauces," 22 Mar. 2018 In a blender, combine olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, ras el hanout, mint, salt, lemon peel, pepper and the 1 clove peeled garlic. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spice savvy: These 7 trendy seasonings will add pizzazz to your cooking," 27 Feb. 2018 Roast at 375° with 2 tsp olive oil, salt, pepper, and 1 dash each cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper until soft, 25 to 30 minutes. Redbook, "The Foodie Cleanse: Day 6," 6 Jan. 2014 Order a side of the house frites laced with marjoram and paprika ($5); or get them simple with mussels bathed in white wine herbs in the moules marinieres ($18). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 In a medium mixing bowl, combine the tomatoes, bell pepper, paprika, cumin, sea salt and smoked sea salt, black pepper, and cloves. Sally Singer, Vogue, "Hollywood’s Favorite Detox Resort Launches a Delicious Vegetarian Cookbook," 13 June 2018 Meanwhile, combine oil, paprika, poppy seeds, cinnamon, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Carla Hall, Redbook, "30-Minutes to This Dinner? Sign Us Up!," 19 Mar. 2014 Add the garlic, ginger, coriander, paprika, and cumin and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 40 seconds. Adam Ried,, "Recipes: Three summer dips featuring red lentils," 22 June 2018 In a smaller bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lime, Tapatio (if using), chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika until smooth. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "Smoky corn, bacon and fresh lime – this salad was made for summer," 14 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of paprika

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


pa·pri·ka | \pə-ˈprē-kə \

Kids Definition of paprika

: a mild red spice made from dried peppers

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