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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The pungent, red, podlike fruit of any of several cultivars of the pepper plants, Capsicum frutescens and C. annum.
  • n. See cayenne pepper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Capsicum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. very hot red peppers; usually long and thin; some very small
  • n. ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum

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