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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Pat chicken dry with a paper towel, then rub with paprika and ½ tsp each salt and pepper. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chicken with Stewed Peppers and Tomatoes," 8 Jan. 2019 When beef breaks up, add tomatoes, vinegar, tomato sauce, salt, black pepper, chili powder, paprika, cinnamon, cumin, allspice and cloves, stirring well. Decrease heat to a simmer and cook chili 1 hour or more. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Time to tailgate: Spruce up your opening day with regional favorites," 29 Mar. 2018 Certain spices—such as ginger, paprika, and garlic powder—may negate the negative effects of high-fat meals that cause heart-hurting triglycerides in your bloodstream. Redbook, "Jamie Oliver's Rogan Josh Paste," 20 Dec. 2011 Add ground annatto, paprika, cumin, pepper, oregano and oil and mix together. Illyanna Maisonet, San Francisco Chronicle, "The quest to preserve Puerto Rican culture with food," 21 May 2018 Stir in paprika and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Most Warming Winter Stew," 16 Nov. 2018 Stir in the paprika, then add the wine, stirring until the mixture comes to a boil. Ellie Krieger, The Seattle Times, "Big, juicy pork chops — stuffed and sauced with a flurry of fall flavors," 24 Sep. 2018 The red wine vinegar cuts the fat in the mayo, and the spice in the paprika wakes up your senses enough to remind you of the privilege that is eating TOTES toast. Emily Schultz, Bon Appetit, "It’s Called TOTES Toast: Tuna, Olives, Tomato, Eggs, Shallot," 22 May 2018 Once the almonds look nicely roasted, remove them to a large mixing bowl and season with sea salt and toss to coat evenly with the paprika and coriander. Fox News, "Alison Sweeney's healthy holiday alternatives," 9 Dec. 2013

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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

noun

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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