Definition of Paprika

1. Noun. Plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers.

2. Noun. A mild powdered seasoning made from dried pimientos.

Definition of Paprika

1. n. The dried ripened fruit of Capsicum annuum or various other species of pepper; also, the mildly pungent condiment prepared from it.

Definition of Paprika

1. Noun. A mild sweet cultivar of the pepper family ''Capsicum annuum''. ¹

2. Noun. Powdered spice made from dried and ground fruits of sweet pepper (bell pepper) or chili pepper or mixtures of these (used especially in Hungarian cooking). ¹

3. Noun. A variety of the spice. ¹

4. Noun. The dried but not yet ground fruits of sweet pepper (bell pepper) or chili pepper sold for use as a spice. ¹

5. Noun. A bright reddish orange colour like that of the dried paprika. ¹

6. Adjective. Of a bright reddish orange colour, like that of the dried paprika. ¹

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Definition of Paprika

1. a seasoning made from red peppers [n -S]

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Literary usage of Paprika

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1. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach (1920)
"This has come to be known as Spanish paprika, which leads to its sale under the simple name paprika, thus eliminating the distinction from true paprika. ..."

2. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"Any of the large garden peppers or the dried whole paprika fruit may be ... paprika (Capsicum an- FIG. 433. paprika. Surface view of calyx show- ntium). ..."

3. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach, Andrew Lincoln Winton (1913)
"The color of paprika and pimiento is often intensified by grinding with olive oil. This form of adulteration is detected by determination of the iodine ..."

4. Tariff Schedules: Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of by Oscar Wilder Underwood (1913)
"paprika is a large podded pepper of brilliant red color used for flavoring and coloring kitchen and food products. The plant is commercially grown in Spain ..."

5. The Murrey Collection of Cookery Books by Thomas Jefferson Murrey (1895)
"Spring Chicken paprika.—This is a dish which is likely to be appreciated more by people who keep late hours than others. Cut a raw spring chicken into neat ..."

6. The Stag Cook Book: Written for Men by Men by Carroll Mac Sheridan (1922)
"Add two teaspoonsful of paprika and put in the chicken piece by piece, fitting into kettle; add ij4 tablespoonsful of salt, cover tightly and cook until ..."

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