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Definition of "paprika" []

  • A mild powdered seasoning made from sweet red peppers. (noun)
  • A dark to deep or vivid reddish orange. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "paprika" in a sentence
  • "And, lest I have scared you off from the dish, subbing in paprika works just fine and both my kids were able to eat this when I made it."
  • "I thought maybe my family would like it too (little did I realize back then just how much my family does not care for Indian food), and so I made it for them, increasing the mustard seeds but massively reducing the pepper flakes for my heat-averse mother (I did not know to sub in paprika then)."
  • "Not wanting to blow their heads off, though, my mom comprimised, taking two different cookbook recipes (one German, one Polish) and adding four different types of pepper instead of a ton of one specific kind (which would have been paprika from the Polish version)."
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