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Noun: hot pepper  hót pe-pu(r)
  1. Plant bearing very hot medium-sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce
    - tabasco pepper, tabasco plant, Capsicum frutescens
  2. Any of various pungent capsicum fruits

Derived forms: hot peppers

Type of: capsicum, capsicum pepper plant, pepper

Part of: Capsicum, genus Capsicum

Encyclopedia: Hot pepper