hot pepper

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Green bird's eye, yellow madame Jeanette, and red cayenne peppers
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hot pepper (countable and uncountable, plural hot peppers)

  1. Any of various small peppers of highly notable pungency or heat.
  2. Any of the plants that bear such fruit, especially the species Capsicum annuum and Capsicum frutescens and their numerous subspecies, varieties, or cultivars.