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n. pl. ha·ba·ne·ros
A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum chinense having small, round, extremely hot green to red fruit.
[American Spanish, of Havana (from the theory that it originated in Cuba), from (La) Habana, Havana.]
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n, pl -ros (-ros)
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Havana
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ha•ba•ne•ro(ˌhɑ bəˈnɛər oʊ)
n., pl. -ros.
an extremely pungent small pepper, the fruit of a variety of Capsicum chinense, used in cooking.
[1985–90; < Sp chile habanero chili from Havana]
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