There are 2 definitions of cayenne in English:


Line breaks: cay|enne
Pronunciation: /keɪˈɛn
(also cayenne pepper)


[mass noun]
A pungent hot-tasting red powder prepared from ground dried chilli peppers.
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  • The spices - turmeric, black pepper, coriander, fenugreek, cumin and cayenne - formed something similar to a basic Madras curry powder, missing only the sweeter spices.
  • Melt the butter in a large pot, then add the onion, celery, leek, curry powder, cayenne pepper, bay leaves, thyme and saffron.
  • Deeply fragrant, it usually contains cardamom, coriander, allspice, cayenne, ginger, cloves and nutmeg and, invariably dried rose petals.


early 18th century: from Tupi kyynha, quiynha, later associated with Cayenne.

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There are 2 definitions of cayenne in English:


Line breaks: Cay|enne
Pronunciation: /keɪˈɛn
The capital and chief port of French Guiana; population 63,000 (est. 2007).

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