1. plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red

Similar word(s): jalapeno

Definition categories: plant, capsicum, pepper

2. ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum

Definition categories: food, flavorer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning

3. a long and often twisted hot red pepper

Definition categories: food, chile, chili, chilli, chilly

Sentences with cayenne as a noun:

- What's the difference between a cayenne and a jalapeno?

- His barbeque sauce could use a hint of cayenne to heat it up a bit.