red pepper


Definition of red pepper

1 : a mature red capsicum fruit (such as a sweet pepper or hot pepper)

Examples of red pepper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taste, and season with more red pepper flakes, if desired. Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2021 In a large bowl, mix together the cauliflower, onion, capers, red pepper flakes, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Beth Segal, cleveland, 2 Sep. 2021 Add the fennel seeds and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring regularly, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2021 Once the oil is hot, add the garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes and tomato paste. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 18 Aug. 2021 In the bowl of a food processor, add feta, yogurt, cream cheese, 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon zest and juice, sea salt, and red pepper flakes. Dallas News, 17 Aug. 2021 Mix the broth, soy sauce, syrup, olive oil, and red pepper flakes and pour into the tomato cavities. Beth Segal, cleveland, 30 July 2021 Add the garlic paste, red pepper flakes, oil, lemon juice, parsley and the remaining 1 tablespoon of salt. Washington Post, 28 July 2021 Add cabbage and toss to coat, then toss with red pepper and jalapeño. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 4 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of red pepper

1559, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Oct 2021

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“Red pepper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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