cayenne pepper




  • The dried and finely ground spice made from a variety of cayenne peppers. Used sparingly as a seasoning in Europe and the USA.
  • The very pungent fruit of a branching perennial bush, Capsicum frutescens, which may be yellow, orange or red and is similar in shape to a chilli pepper. May be used sparingly as a flavouring and in sauces.


  • noun a very hot-tasting red powder made from ground seeds and pods of the Capsicum