bird pepper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bird pepper plant bearing very small and very hot oblong red fruits; includes wild forms native to tropical America; thought to be ancestral to the sweet pepper and many hot peppers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bird pepper A species of capsicum (Capsicum baccatum), whose small, conical, coral-red fruit is among the most piquant of all red peppers.
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Usage

In literature:

Some even carried onions, garlic, and bird's-eye pepper, growing in pannikins.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
And I've some bird shot in my pocket, to pepper their legs with if I should have to!
"The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Put into the body of the bird a seasoning of parboiled onions mixed with finely-chopped sage, salt, pepper, and a slice of butter.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
The Bird Pepper or Chili is grown in precisely the same way as advised for Capsicum.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
The dried fruit of a plant called bird pepper, a native of both Indies.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
It is what they call the bird's-eye pepper; they make Cayenne pepper out of it.
"Masterman Ready" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The Bird-pepper is one of the most piquant of all varieties, and is less valuable as a green pickle than many milder and thicker-fleshed sorts.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Put in the birds whole, seasoning them well inside and out, with salt and black pepper.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
SMALL BIRDS (IF ANY) NUTS, WHOLE PEPPER, AND SEASON WITH BROTH.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
Faithful had pepper-and-salt-coloured hair and small dark eyes that snapped like an angry bird's, and a huge double chin.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
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In news:

Owl-shaped salt and pepper shakers, a tea towel, bird-decorated refrigerator magnets, a colorful oven mitt, and a lovebird dinner plate.
As you can see, the cardinal bird topping the pie is made from mushrooms, olives, red peppers and pineapples.
Seven Island Wildlife Refuge Manager Wayne H Schacher and his dog Pepper visit a bat roosting structure and bird nesting box Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 in East Knox County.
Pepper the parrot drives the Bird Buggy with his beak.
AP File Photo Keep chipmunks out of the bird feeder by lacing the bird seed with hot chili pepper, columnist John Hogan suggests.
06 duck breasts (or upland game bird breasts) 2 cups wild rice or brown rice 1 T. Butter Poultry seasoning Salt and pepper 1 can cream of mushroom or celery soup 8 to 10 strips bacon.
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