Definition of pepperoncino in English:

pepperoncino

(also peperoncino)

noun

Cookery
  • A thin, red chilli pepper with wrinkled skin, having a slightly sweet, medium-hot flavour. Usually in plural.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in American Journal of Botany. From Italian peperoncino chilli pepper from peperone + -cino, extended form of -ino.

Pronunciation

pepperoncino

/ˌpɛpərɒnˈtʃiːnəʊ/