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jalapeno (n.)

type of pepper, by 1957, literally "of Jalapa," from Mexican Spanish Jalapa, place in Mexico, from Nahuatl (Aztecan)  Xalapan meaning "sand by the water," from xalli "sand" + atl "water" + -pan "place."

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Definitions of jalapeno

jalapeno (n.)
plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red;
Synonyms: cayenne / cayenne pepper / chili pepper / chilli pepper / long pepper / Capsicum annuum longum
jalapeno (n.)
hot green or red pepper of southwestern United States and Mexico;
Synonyms: jalapeno pepper
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