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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: cayan 'cayenne pepper' (1700-1800), from Tupi kyinha; influenced by Cayenne city in French Guiana

cayenne pepper

noun
     
cay‧enne pep‧per [uncountable]
DF the red powder made from a pepper that has a very hot taste
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