bird pepper

bird pepper

noun
a variety of pepper, Capsicum anuum glabriusculum, with small, elongated berries.

Origin:
1780–90

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bird pepper
 
n
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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