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cayenne


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cayenne  \Cay*enne\,  n.  [From  Cayenne,  a  town  and  island  in 
  French  Guiana,  South  America.] 
  Cayenne  pepper. 
 
  {Cayenne  pepper}. 
  a  (Bot.)  A  species  of  {Capsicum}  ({C.  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.  {C.  annuum}  and  {C.  Frutescens};  -- 
  called  also  {red  pepper}.  It  is  used  chiefly  as  a 
  condiment. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cayenne 
  n  1:  plant  bearing  very  hot  and  finely  tapering  long  peppers; 
  usually  red  [syn:  {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  pepper},  {red  pepper}] 
  3:  a  long  and  often  twisted  hot  red  pepper  [syn:  {cayenne 
  pepper}] 




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