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bird pepper

noun
1.
a variety of pepper, Capsicum anuum glabriusculum, with small, elongated berries.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90
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British Dictionary definitions for bird pepper

bird pepper

noun
1.
a tropical solanaceous plant, Capsicum frutescens, thought to be the ancestor of the sweet pepper and many hot peppers
2.
the narrow podlike hot-tasting fruit of this plant
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