Definition of paprika in English:


Syllabification: pap·ri·ka
Pronunciation: /pəˈprēkə, pa-


  • 1A powdered spice with a deep orange-red color and a mildly pungent flavor, made from the dried and ground fruits of certain varieties of pepper.
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    • Most barbecue sauces are tomato-based and encompass a myriad of spices such as chili powder, paprika, and cumin.
    • For a milder flavour replace chilli powder with ground paprika.
    • In a food processor, combine the peppers, garlic and bread with the tomato, tomato purée, ground almonds, paprika, chilli, sea salt and pepper and whiz to a rough paste.
  • 1.1A deep orange-red color like that of paprika.
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    • I’m using Patons Classic Merino Wool, as called for in the pattern in paprika.
    • I painted the kitchen Paprika and am so delighted with the color, the room came alive.


late 19th century: from Hungarian.

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