- a red, powdery condiment derived from dried, ripe sweet peppers.
- cooked or seasoned with paprika.
- a mild powdered seasoning made from a sweet variety of red pepper
- the fruit or plant from which this seasoning is obtained
n.1896, from German Paprika, from Hungarian paprika, a diminutive from Serbo-Croatian papar “pepper,” from Latin piper or Modern Greek piperi (see pepper (n.)). A condiment made from a New World plant, grown by the Turks at Buda from 1529.