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chili pepper

noun
1.
chili (def 1).
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Examples from the web for chili pepper
  • Spiciness is a chili pepper's best defense against seed-attacking microbes.
  • chili pepper plants make the chemical that causes that burning sensation you get from eating the peppers.
  • Pour a line of cream of tartar, red chili pepper, paprika or dried peppermint where ants are entering the house.
  • Detection of contaminated hazelnuts and ground red chili pepper flakes by multispectral imaging.
Encyclopedia Article for chili pepper

chile pepper

usually small, very hotly pungent fruit of a species of Capsicum, used to make chili powder and to flavour barbecue, hot curry, and other spicy sauces. See pepper

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