Meaning of “cayenne pepper” in the English Dictionary


"cayenne pepper" in English

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cayenne peppernoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkeɪ.en ˈpep.ər/ us /ˌkeɪ.en ˈpep.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • In a second I felt my tongue grow red-hot with cayenne pepper. 
  • Or they can be mashed fine, rubbed through a sieve, and then seasoned, adding a pinch of cayenne pepper. 
  • Season to taste with cayenne pepper and salt. 
  • Sprinkle with salt, cayenne pepper and grated lemon peel. 
  • We had a superb steak of the fattest venison, graced by cranberries stewed with cayenne pepper, and sliced lemons. 

(Definition of “cayenne pepper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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