hot pepper

hot pepper

noun
1.
any of variously shaped pungent peppers of the genus Capsicum, containing large amounts of capsaicin and usually having thin walls.
2.
a plant bearing such a pepper.

Origin:
1940–45

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hot pepper
 
n
1.  any of several varieties of the pepper Capsicum frutescens, esp chilli pepper
2.  the pungent usually small fruit of any of these plants

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