sweet pepper

noun

Definition of sweet pepper 

: any of various large mild thick-walled capsicum fruits also : a pepper plant (Capsicum annuum) bearing sweet peppers — compare bell pepper

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Then to serve, the beans, sweet peppers and some avocado get layered onto crisp tortillas for vegetarian tostadas that are easy enough for weeknights. Melissa Clark, The Seattle Times, "How to make sheet-pan suppers without the meat," 1 Oct. 2018 Toppings of mozzarella cheese, sweet peppers, and giardiniera are offered at an additional cost. Myrna Petlicki, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Dockside Dogs in Waukegan," 10 July 2018 Same goes for the Italian beef, which is underseasoned enough to require an ample dose of giardiniera or sweet peppers to be noticed at all. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / Food Chain A sad state of the sandwich at Portage Park Italian deli Rosie's Sidekick," 9 July 2018 Place in a large bowl with the mini sweet peppers and drizzle with the light flavored olive oil. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Here's a grilled corn recipe that's healthy and hands-off," 22 May 2018 Pimento -- or pimiento peppers -- are red mild, sweet peppers similar to bell peppers. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Pimento cheese sandwich, casserole, spread recipes: Variations are endless," 22 May 2018 Yes, there was looting, but the Palestinian Authority quickly refurbished the greenhouses, which were soon brimming with crops of sweet peppers, tomatoes, and herbs worth $20 million. Trudy Rubin, Philly.com, "Truth about Gaza: 3 myths keeping U.S., Jerusalem from owning up to their roles in the crisis | Trudy Rubin," 18 May 2018 Consider getting strategic and using flowers to break up a row to indicate where your sweet peppers end and your hot peppers begin. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Always Plant Flowers In Your Vegetable Patch," 17 Feb. 2017 In mid-May, the tables overflowed with asparagus, rhubarb, lettuce, onions, radishes, and greenhouse tomatoes and sweet peppers. Patricia Harris And David Lyon, BostonGlobe.com, "Beyond the falls: the delicious tastes of Niagara," 25 Apr. 2018

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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