cayenne pepper

Pronunciation: [KI-yehn]

A hot, pungent powder made from several of various tropical chiles that originated in French Guyana. Cayenne pepper is also called red pepper.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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