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cayenne 1

Pronunciation: /keɪˈɛn/
(also cayenne pepper)

noun

[mass noun]
A pungent hot-tasting red powder prepared from ground dried chilli peppers.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with cayenne

Adrienne, again, amen, Ardennes, Behn, Ben, Benn, Bren, Cévennes, Dairen, den, en, fen, gen, glen, Glenn, Guyenne, Gwen, hen, julienne, Karen, ken, Len, Loren, men, Nene, Ogaden, paren, pen, Penn, Phnom Penh, Rennes, Shenzhen, Sun Yat-sen, ten, then, Tlemcen, when, wren, yen, zazen, Zen

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Cayenne 2

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

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