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 colored green and edible but not as sweet.
  2. (US) Spicy peppers.
    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.