sweet pepper


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Dishes are inspired by the specialties of France’s famed culinary regions and include offerings like beef cheek confit in Bourguignon sauce and Brousse cheese and Provençal vegetable tian terrine with sweet pepper sauce. Krista Simmons, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Apr. 2022 For reference, the friendly sweet pepper ranks a zero on the scale and the mild Jalapeño between 2,500 and 5,000. Joseph Calamia, Discover Magazine, 9 Sep. 2010 Other great toppings include apricot preserves, mango chutney, sweet pepper relish and hot pepper jelly. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 12 Dec. 2022 Add broccoli flowerets and sweet pepper; cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Oct. 2022 The thin, fried pastries, which are found on the sharables menu, are filled with pork, basil and scallions and come with a side of sweet pepper sauce. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, 1 Nov. 2022 Another, Rufino Guinea, said his sweet pepper crop had been ravaged. CNN, 19 Aug. 2022 Another, Rufino Guinea, said his sweet pepper crop had been ravaged. Reuters, NBC News, 19 Aug. 2022 In a 3-quart saucepan cook and stir ground beef, sweet pepper, 1/2 cup chopped onion, and the garlic over medium heat until meat is brown and onion is tender. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sweet pepper was in 1814

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“Sweet pepper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20pepper. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

sweet pepper

: a large mild-flavored thick-walled pepper
also : a pepper plant that bears sweet peppers
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