paprika

noun pa·pri·ka \ pə-ˈprē-kə , pa- \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of paprika

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


PAPRIKA Defined for English Language Learners

paprika

noun

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

noun pa·pri·ka \ pə-ˈprē-kə \

Definition of paprika for Students

: a mild red spice made from dried peppers


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