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paprika (n.)

condiment made from types of dried, ground sweet red peppers, 1839, from Hungarian paprika, a diminutive from Serbo-Croatian papar "pepper," from Latin piper or Modern Greek piperi (see pepper (n.)). A condiment made from a New World plant, introduced into Eastern Europe by the Turks; known in Hungary by 1569.

updated on October 08, 2020

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Definitions of paprika from WordNet

paprika (n.)
plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers;
Synonyms: sweet pepper / bell pepper / pimento / pimiento / sweet pepper plant / Capsicum annuum grossum
paprika (n.)
a mild powdered seasoning made from dried pimientos;
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