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red pepper

noun
1.
2.
a pepper, Capsicum annuum longum, cultivated in many varieties, the yellow or red pods of which are used for flavoring, sauces, etc.
3.
the mild, ripe fruit of the sweet pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, used as a vegetable.
Origin of red pepper
1585-1595
1585-95
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  • I am soaking the red pepper out of my eyes, and incidentally bathing my bruises at the same time.

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  • Chester felt it would be worth waiting for—that which red pepper might say next.

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  • "I saw a dog with a red pepper in his mouth," I said, meekly.

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  • The red pepper grows on the banks of the brook; The Mexicans use it in all that they cook.

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  • The dog rushed out after the fox, but soon began to take in the red pepper.

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  • "Her dog was behind, and he had a red pepper in his mouth," I added, hastily.

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British Dictionary definitions for red pepper

red pepper

noun
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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