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



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 Originearly 18th cent.: from Tupi-Guarani kyynha, quiynha, later associated with Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cayenne