A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum chinense having small, round, extremely hot green to red fruit.(noun)
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Use "habanero" in a sentence
"I see that the OED definition number 3 for the word habanero reads"
"In any case, I’m pretty sure I’d rather get a colonoscopy with a red-hot poker dipped in habanero salsa than see this."
"This is not as inauthentic as it sounds, actually, because the habanero is a close relative of Cuban sweet peppers ajÃ dulce, a.k.a. ajÃ cachucha."