An orange-red to dark red condiment consisting of the ground ripe fruits of any of several pungent varieties of capsicum. Also called red pepper.(noun)
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Use "cayenne pepper" in a sentence
"-- Take of moccasin flower root two ounces, cayenne pepper two ounces, blueberry root two ounces, asafoetida a half ounce, lobelia seeds a half ounce; pulverize all these articles, then add them to 1 quart of good spirits of any kind, let them digest eight or ten days in sun heat, shaking it well every day."
"-- Take of columbo root six ounces, poplar bark, of the root six ounces, dogwood bark, of the root six ounces, wild cherry tree bark six ounces, boneset leaves four ounces, cayenne pepper one ounce, pulverize and sift through a fine seive, and mix all the ingredients well together."