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Noun: chili pepper  'chi-lee'pe-pur
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: chilli pepper)
  1. Plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
    - cayenne, cayenne pepper, chilli pepper [Brit], long pepper, jalapeƱo, Capsicum annuum longum
     
  2. Very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
    - chili [N. Amer], chilli [Brit], chilly, chile, chilli pepper [Brit]

Derived forms: chili peppers

Type of: capsicum, capsicum pepper plant, hot pepper, pepper

Part of: Capsicum, chili powder [N. Amer], chilli powder [Brit], genus Capsicum

Encyclopedia: Chili pepper