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English definition of “red pepper”

red pepper

[C] the red fruit of the capsicum plant , eaten as a vegetable Types of vegetablePlants in general [U] a red powder made from these fruits that gives a spicy taste to cooked food Herbs and spices
(Definition of red pepper noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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