Definition of Red pepper

1. Noun. Ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum.

2. Noun. Very hot red peppers; usually long and thin; some very small.
Exact synonyms: Tabasco
Generic synonyms: Hot Pepper
Substance meronyms: Tabasco, Tabasco Sauce
Group relationships: Capsicum Frutescens, Hot Pepper, Tabasco Pepper, Tabasco Plant

Definition of Red pepper

1. Noun. A red colored, ripe, bell or sweet pepper. Unripe peppers of this variety are colored green and edible but not as sweet. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) Spicy peppers. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Pepper

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red neuralgia
red noise
red nucleus
red oak
red ochre
red onion
red onions
red osier
red osier dogwood
red oxide of lead
red oxygen
red panda
red pandas
red pepper (current term)
red peppers
red periwinkle
red phalarope
red phosphorus
red pimpernel
red pine
red poll
red poppy
red porgy
red precipitate
red pudding
red pulp
red pulp cords

Literary usage of Red pepper

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1. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... Superstition — Unblushing Check — Eating Ten Feet of Marrow Guts —The Use of Salt —red pepper and Black — Selection of the Entrails — The Indian's Most ..."

2. The Sacred City of the Ethiopians: Being a Record of Travel and Research in by James Theodore Bent, David Heinrich Müller, John George Garson (1896)
"They had before them baskets of bread, and the usual platters of a sauce of oil and red pepper, into which they dip the bread. I must say the Abyssinians ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"With American horticulturists "pepper" usually means the red pepper (Capsicum, ... The red pepper (Capsicum) is doubtless native of the New World, ..."

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