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paprika

[pa-pree-kuh, puh-, pah-, pap-ri-kuh] /pæˈpri kə, pə-, pɑ-, ˈpæp rɪ kə/
noun
1.
a red, powdery condiment derived from dried, ripe sweet peppers.
adjective
2.
cooked or seasoned with paprika.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Hungarian < Serbo-Croatian pàprika pepper, paprika, derivative of pȁpar ground pepper < Slavic *pĭprŭ, *pĭprĭ (compare OCS pĭprŭ, Slovene péper, Czech pepř, Polish pieprz) ≪ Latin piper pepper
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Examples from the web for paprika
  • Sprinkle with hot water and pinches of sea salt and paprika.
  • Last year one of the big trends was clearly smoked paprika.
  • paprika contributes a spicy edge to this sweet, comforting gratin.
  • One example of this would be the addition of paprika to ground beef or cuts of meat.
  • Pour melted butter and lemon juice over fish and sprinkle with paprika.
  • The cigarette beetle feeds on a variety of stored products such as paprika, chili, and dried dog food.
  • Pour into a low bowl, sprinkle with chopped parsley or dust with paprika and garnish with radish roses and scallion brushes.
British Dictionary definitions for paprika

paprika

/ˈpæprɪkə; pæˈpriː-/
noun
1.
a mild powdered seasoning made from a sweet variety of red pepper
2.
the fruit or plant from which this seasoning is obtained
Word Origin
C19: via Hungarian from Serbo-Croat, from paparpepper
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Word Origin and History for paprika
n.

1896, from German Paprika, from Hungarian paprika, a diminutive from Serbo-Croatian papar "pepper," from Latin piper or Modern Greek piperi (see pepper (n.)). A condiment made from a New World plant, grown by the Turks at Buda from 1529.

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Encyclopedia Article for paprika

spice made from the pods of Capsicum annuum, an annual shrub belonging to the nightshade family, Solanaceae, and native to tropical areas of the Western Hemisphere, including Mexico, Central America, South America, and the West Indies

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