Definitions starting with B

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bird pepper, bud peppa

/bod pepa/ [Car.; DJE "favoured by birds" 1696 —)-; OED 1786 →; DAE 1785 --)-; cf. Reunion Cr. Fr. pima zwazo (lit. pepper bird) le plus fort des piments quoique Is plus petit (Chaudenson 1974:85)]

n. a plant, Capsicum minimum, with tiny red peppers used in sauces: 1782 They have . . . bird pepper (Bruce, quoted in Albury 1975:80). 1835 Chili pepper, commonly called Bird Pepper (Journal 9). (Gen.)

Tags: food, noun, plant

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Last update: 2010-09-04 23:08
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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