One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small red chilli pepper of a mild-flavoured variety.
- ‘A dried, plum-shaped, blood-red chile, cascabels have a rich, nutty flavor and medium heat that make them excellent in sauces, soups and other cooked dishes.’
- ‘A round, very hot chile, cascabels are less common than other dried chiles but have a delicious nutlike flavor when toasted.’
- ‘Mix mashed sweet potatoes with ground coriander seeds, 1 generous tablespoon of the ground cascabels, and remaining ingredients and refrigerate, covered, for 24 hours to let flavors develop.’
- ‘Stir in the cascabels and let the chocolate mixture to cool slightly.’
- ‘I dumped anchos, chipotles and cascabels into a pot and let Iris have at it.’
- ‘There is a wide array of peppers ranging from jalapeños and bell peppers to chipotles and cascabels.’
Mid 17th century: from Spanish, from Catalan cascavel, from medieval Latin cascabellus ‘little bell’.
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