red pepper


Definition of red pepper

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

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The craft services cart with a memorable red pepper dip. Molly Creeden, Vogue, "Jennifer Lawrence Takes on Hollywood With the World’s Best ChapStick and This Perfume Obsession," 30 Aug. 2018 Toss with the red pepper vinaigrette until completely coated. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Ciao Ristorante is Italian food with the ultimate Sicilian twist," 3 July 2018 Olive oil-red pepper flakes ricotta toasts: Spread each toast with ricotta and set on a large plate. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The fastest, easiest hors d’oeuvre: Ricotta toasts dressed up 3 ways," 18 Apr. 2018 Sprinkle red pepper flakes and marjoram over cheese. 3. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Why Mayonnaise is Magic," 9 Nov. 2018 Then add the black pepper, coriander, crushed red pepper flakes, turmeric, green and black cardamom pods, cloves and bay leaves; cook for 30 to 45 seconds, until fragrant. Joe Yonan, The Seattle Times, "Jaggery, tamarind and ghee: Nik Sharma sets a multicultural, seasonal table," 16 Oct. 2018 Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, ground cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Tomato and Cucumber Farro Salad," 25 July 2018 Tumble in onion, garlic, whole pepper, thyme, crushed red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Leah Eskin, charlotteobserver, "Secret to faster Jamaican fish stew: Canned coconut milk | Charlotte Observer," 17 Apr. 2018 Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, cooking another 1 minute. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "Take store-bought tortellini beyond soup for a weeknight dinner that’s ready in a flash," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of red pepper

1559, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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