cay·enne pepper (kī-ĕnʹ, kā-) n.
An orange-red to dark red condiment consisting of the ground ripe fruits of any of several pungent varieties of capsicum. Also called red pepper.
  [Alteration (by folk etymology from Cayenne), of kian, chian from Tupi quiínia, hot pepper.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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