Cayenne pepper

Definition of Cayenne pepper

(Bot.) A species of Capsicum (Capsicum frutescens) with small and intensely pungent fruit.
A very pungent spice made by drying and grinding the fruits or seeds of several species of the genus Capsicum, esp. Capsicum annuum and Capsicum Frutescens; - called also red pepper. It is used chiefly as a condiment.
See under Cayenne.

See also: Cayenne Cayenne Pepper

Related Words

capsicum, Capsicum annuum longum, capsicum pepper plant, cayenne, chile, chili, chili pepper, chilli, chilli pepper, chilly, genus Capsicum, jalapeno, long pepper, pepper, red pepper
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