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Chili vs. Pepper

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  • Chili (noun)

    The pungent, spicy fresh or dried fruit of any of several cultivated varieties of capsicum peppers, used especially to add heat, or as a flavouring in cooking; associated with certain cuisines including Mexican, Tex-Mex, Indian, Thai{{,}} and some parts of China.

    "The farmers’ market had a wide variety of chilis from anchos to jalapeños to habaneros."

  • Chili (noun)

    A dish made with this fruit and other ingredients, such as beans and beef; chili con carne.

    "I fancy having some chili for dinner tonight. What about you?"

  • Chili (noun)

    Powdered chili pepper, used as a spice or flavouring in cooking.

    "I want to make this pasta spicy so I’m going to add some chili to it."

  • Pepper (noun)

    A plant of the family Piperaceae.

  • Pepper (noun)

    A spice prepared from the fermented, dried, unripe berries of this plant.

  • Pepper (noun)

    A bell pepper, a fruit of the capsicum plant: red, green, yellow or white, hollow and containing seeds, and in very spicy and mild varieties.Surely "pepper" covers all varieties as in most of this definition, while "bell pepper" and "capsicum" only refer to the large roundish mild varieties specifically

  • Pepper (noun)

    A game used by baseball players to warm up where fielders standing close to a batter rapidly return the batted ball to be hit again

    "Some ballparks have signs saying "No pepper games"."

  • Pepper (noun)

    A randomly-generated value that is added to another value (such as a password) prior to hashing. Unlike a salt, a new one is generated for each value and it is held separately from the value.

  • Pepper (verb)

    To add pepper to.

  • Pepper (verb)

    To strike with something made up of small particles.

  • Pepper (verb)

    To cover with lots of (something made up of small things).

    "After the hailstorm, the beach was peppered with holes."

  • Pepper (verb)

    To add (something) at frequent intervals.

    "He liked to pepper his conversation with long words."

Wiktionary
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  • Chili (noun)

    A kind of red pepper. See Capsicum

  • Pepper (noun)

    A well-known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the Piper nigrum.

  • Pepper (noun)

    The plant which yields pepper, an East Indian woody climber (Piper nigrum), with ovate leaves and apetalous flowers in spikes opposite the leaves. The berries are red when ripe. Also, by extension, any one of the several hundred species of the genus Piper, widely dispersed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the earth.

  • Pepper (noun)

    Any plant of the genus Capsicum (of the Solanaceae family, which are unrelated to Piper), and its fruit; red pepper; chili pepper; as, the bell pepper and the jalapeno pepper (both Capsicum annuum) and the habanero pepper (Capsicum chinense); . These contain varying levels of the substance capsaicin (C18H27O3N), which gives the peppers their hot taste. The habanero is about 25-50 times hotter than the jalapeno according to a scale developed by Wilbur Scoville in 1912. See also Capsicum and http://www.chili-pepper-plants.com/.

  • Pepper

    To sprinkle or season with pepper.

  • Pepper

    Figuratively: To shower shot or other missiles, or blows, upon; to pelt; to fill with shot, or cover with bruises or wounds; as, to pepper him with buckshot.

  • Pepper (verb)

    To fire numerous shots (at).

Webster Dictionary
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  • Chili (noun)

    ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans

  • Chili (noun)

    very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency

  • Pepper (noun)

    climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam

  • Pepper (noun)

    any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers

  • Pepper (noun)

    pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground

  • Pepper (noun)

    sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum

  • Pepper (verb)

    add pepper to;

    "pepper the soup"

  • Pepper (verb)

    attack and bombard with or as if with missiles;

    "pelt the speaker with questions"

Princeton's WordNet
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