red pepper

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red pepper (plural red peppers)

  1. A red-colored, ripe, bell or sweet pepper. Unripe peppers of this variety are green and edible but not as sweet.
  2. (US) Spicy pepper.
    Crushed red pepper flakes add zest to pizza.
Capsicum annuum

Usage notes[edit]

  • red pepper for a ripe sweet pepper is normal usage in Britain, either use can occur in the United States.