from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum chinense having small, round, extremely hot green to red fruit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An intensely piquant chilli pepper, species name Capsicum chinense.
American Spanish, of Havana (from the theory that it originated in Cuba), from (La) Habana, Havana.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish habanero. (Wiktionary)