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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cayenne, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, chilli pepper, long pepper, jalapeno, Capsicum annuum longum(noun)

    plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red

  2. cayenne, cayenne pepper, red pepper(noun)

    ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum

  3. cayenne, cayenne pepper(noun)

    a long and often twisted hot red pepper

Wiktionary

  1. cayenne pepper(Noun)

    Any of several very hot chilli peppers.

  2. cayenne pepper(Noun)

    A powder condiment or spice formed from the dried chilli pepper varieties above.

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  1. Cayenne pepper

    The cayenne pepper—also known as the Guinea spice, cow-horn pepper, aleva, bird pepper, or, especially in its powdered form, red pepper—is a hot chili pepper used to flavour dishes. It is red colored when ripened to maturity, but also eaten while still green. It is a cultivar of Capsicum annuum related to bell peppers, jalapeños, paprika and others. The Capsicum genus is in the nightshade family. It is named for the city of Cayenne in French Guiana. The fruits are generally dried and ground, or pulped and baked into cakes, which are then ground and sifted to make the powdered spice of the same name. Cayenne is used in cooking spicy dishes, as a powder or in its whole form, or in a thin, vinegar-based sauce. It is generally rated at 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville units. It is also used as an herbal supplement, and was mentioned by Nicholas Culpeper in his Complete Herbal, 1653, as "guinea pepper" a misnomer for "guiana pepper".

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