red pepper

a pepper, Capsicum annuum longum, cultivated in many varieties, the yellow or red pods of which are used for flavoring, sauces, etc.
the mild, ripe fruit of the sweet pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, used as a vegetable.

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World English Dictionary
red pepper
1.  any of several varieties of the pepper plant Capsicum frutescens, cultivated for their hot pungent red podlike fruits
2.  the fruit of any of these plants
3.  the ripe red fruit of the sweet pepper
4.  another name for cayenne pepper

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Cut rings from a bright red pepper one-third inch wide.
Add the chopped green and red pepper and chopped large onion and sauté until
Add a generous pinch of salt and a pinch of crushed red pepper.
Try a tuna melt panini, gold beet salad or gulf shrimp spaghetti with cream and
  red pepper.
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