Jalapeno (noun)

A small, spicy chili pepper that is often used in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine.


The word jalapeno is from the spanish word "jalapeño", which comes from xalapa, the capital city of veracruz state in mexico where it was first grown. jalapeño has been in use in english since the early 20th century.


  1. I put jalapeno in my salsa to give it a little kick.
  2. Jalapeno poppers are a popular appetizer.
  3. The jalapeno gives a nice spicy flavor to the dish.
  4. I added some sliced jalapeno to my sandwich for a spicy kick.
  5. The jalapeno is one of the most popular chili peppers used in Mexican cuisine.
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