Definition of Habanero in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhäbəˈne(ə)rō/ /-ˈnye(ə)rō/

noun (plural Habaneros)

North American
A small chili pepper that is the hottest variety available. Also called Scotch bonnet.
Example sentences
  • The hottest varieties are the Mexican Habanero, Caribbean Early Scotch Bonnet, Thai Bird's Eye and Indonesian Lombok.
  • I have three nice ones - Harissa, Habanero and Honey.
  • Day 1 starts with Habanero pepper-infused vodka Martinis upon arrival.


Spanish, literally 'of Havana'.

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Syllabification: Ha·ba·ne·ro

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