Definition of jalapeño in English:

jalapeño

(also jalapeño pepper)

noun

  • A very hot green chilli pepper, used especially in Mexican-style cooking.

    ‘order extra jalapeños on the side’
    [mass noun] ‘arrange the garlic and jalapeño in a layer’
    [as modifier] ‘a jalapeño dressing’
    • ‘The meat soaks in the spice rub, bringing up a zesty kick of black pepper, jalapeño, and minced ginger.’
    • ‘He blends the fruit with lime, red onions, chilies, jalapeños and tomatoes, creating an intense, produce-based, rich Mexican butter with, as the menu reminds you, 12 vitamins.’
    • ‘The Viva Zapata, with its cargo of refried beans, melty Cheddar and pickled jalapeños, comes off like an unexpectedly delicious nacho pie.’
    • ‘Load up as many sliced radishes, pickled jalapeños, onions, and piles of cilantro as you can handle from the fresh garnish bar and prepare to know what it means to be full, and fully flabbergasted.’
    • ‘Cayenne, red chile, green chile, Hungarian yellow, red cherry and the popular jalapeño will add zing to a meal.’

Origin

From Mexican Spanish ( chile) jalapeño.

Pronunciation:

jalapeño

/ˌhaləˈpeɪnjəʊ//ˌhaləˈpiːnəʊ/