Definitions for "Chili Pepper"
plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
ranges in color from light yellow to a deep black color. There are over a hundred varities each with a different level of capsaicin (a naturally-occuring phytochemical in peppers causing the sensation of heat). Capsaicin determines their heat level which can vary from mild to extremely hot. Widely used in Asian and Mexican cooking.