Definition of cayenne noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cayenne

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//keɪˈen//
 
; NAmE NAmE//keɪˈen//
 
(also cayenne pepper)[uncountable]
 
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a type of red pepper used in cooking to give a hot flavour to food Word Origin early 18th cent.: from Tupi-Guarani kyynha, quiynha, later associated with Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana.
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