Meaning of paprika in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpaprɪkə/ /pəˈpriːkə/


mass noun
  • 1A powdered spice with a deep orange-red colour and a mildly pungent flavour, made from the dried and ground fruits of certain varieties of pepper.

    • ‘Most barbecue sauces are tomato-based and encompass a myriad of spices such as chili powder, paprika, and cumin.’
    • ‘For a milder flavour replace chilli powder with ground paprika.’
    • ‘In a food processor, combine the peppers, garlic and bread with the tomato, tomato purée, ground almonds, paprika, chilli, sea salt and pepper and whiz to a rough paste.’
    • ‘For the sardines, in a large bowl, whisk together the cumin, paprika, white pepper, garlic, oregano, and vinegar.’
    • ‘To make the curry powder, combine the ground coriander, cumin, fenugreek, pepper, ginger, paprika and turmeric and mix well.’
    • ‘Generally, sweet peppers, paprika, and garlic are favourite flavourings for pork in Spain and Portugal.’
    • ‘This Hungarian version is one of the more interesting chicken stews in the world, with the typically Magyar ingredients of onion, sweet peppers and paprika.’
    • ‘Foods high in beta-carotene include yellow-orange vegetables such as carrots, yams, squash, pumpkin, paprika, cayenne pepper and turnips.’
    • ‘To make beer batter, whisk together the beer, flour, paprika and garlic until well blended.’
    • ‘The mushroom dish was superb, with three mushroom types in a tangy sauce made by ‘sauce specialist’ Yves with salt, pepper, paprika and parsley as the main ingredients.’
    • ‘Galicians specialize in trencherman food: suckling pig, grilled skate, pulpy octopus speckled with sea salt and paprika.’
    • ‘The rack of lamb was crusted with bay leaf and paprika, and expertly sliced at the table in the classic Continental style.’
    • ‘The sauce was spread like frosting over all, then sprinkled with paprika and dried parsley.’
    • ‘Serve with the yoghurt, scattered with paprika, some lemon wedges and a green salad.’
    • ‘We also ordered the pinchitos morunos for €6.50, but the spicy pork in paprika and cumin was overcooked and tough.’
    1. 1.1A deep orange-red colour.
      ‘I’m using Patons Classic Merino Wool, as called for in the pattern in paprika.’
      ‘I painted the kitchen Paprika and am so delighted with the color, the room came alive.’


Late 19th century from Hungarian.



/ˈpaprɪkə/ /pəˈpriːkə/