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pe·pe·ron·ci·no | \ ˌpe-pə-rōn-ˈchē-(ˌ)nō \
or peperoncini or pepperoncini
plural peperoncini also peperoncinis or pepperoncinis
1a : any of several thin-walled, medium-sized hot peppers used especially in Italian cooking
add one peperoncino to the pasta imported peperoncini
In Italian, the singular is peperoncino and the plural is peperoncini. In English, peperoncini is also used as a singular and is sometimes pluralized as peperoncinis. The variant singular pepperoncini and plural pepperoncinis are also seen in English.
b peperoncino : the dried, crushed flakes of any of several red hot peppers used especially in Italian cooking
a pinch of peperoncino
2 peperoncini or pepperoncini : a condiment or garnish made of pickled usually green hot peppers used especially in Italian cooking
a jar of pepperoncini also : one of these pickled peppers a pizza garnished with pepperoncinis