2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cayenne \Cay*enne\, noun [From Cayenne, a town and island in French Guiana, South America.] Cayenne pepper.

{Cayenne pepper}. (a) (Bot.) A species of {Capsicum} ({Capsicum frutescens}) with small and intensely pungent fruit. (b) 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red [syn: {cayenne}, {cayenne pepper}, {chili pepper}, {chilli pepper}, {long pepper}, {jalapeno}, {Capsicum annuum longum}]

2: ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum [syn: {cayenne}, {cayenne pepper}, {red pepper}]

3: a long and often twisted hot red pepper [syn: {cayenne}, {cayenne pepper}]

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