Meaning of jalapeño

ja•la•pe•ño

Pronunciation: (hä"lu-pān'yō Sp. hä"lä-pe'nyô), [key]
— pl. -pe•ños
  1. a hot green or orange-red pepper, the fruit of a variety of Capsicum annuum, used esp. in Mexican cooking.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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