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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Add the tomatoes and their liquid, the chicken broth, green chilies, paprika, cayenne and cumin.
▪ Add white pepper and paprika, Corn Flakes or bread crumbs, parsley and whole egg and egg whites.
▪ Method: Rub meat in flour, paprika and seasoning, brown, put in dish.
▪ Pimientos become paprika when dried and finely ground.
▪ Quick beef stroganoff 1 Sprinkle the steak with paprika and seasoning.
▪ Season with a little paprika and cayenne pepper.
▪ Spoon into the choux buns and sprinkle with paprika.
▪ Sprinkled with paprika so they have a nice color.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Paprika \Pa"pri*ka\, n. Also Paprica \Pa"pri*ca\ [Hung. paprika Turkish pepper; prob. through G.] The dried ripened fruit of Capsicum annuum or various other species of pepper; also, the mildly pungent condiment prepared from it.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


a. Of a bright reddish orange colour, like that of the dried paprika. n. 1 (context uncountable English) Powdered spice made from dried and ground fruits of sweet pepper (bell pepper) or chili pepper (cultivars of ''Capsicum annuum''), or mixtures of these (used especially in Hungarian cooking). 2 (context countable English) A variety of the spice. 3 (context countable English) A dried but not yet ground fruit of sweet pepper (bell pepper) or chili pepper sold for use as a spice. 4 A bright reddish orange colour like that of the dried paprika.

  1. n. plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers [syn: sweet pepper, bell pepper, pimento, pimiento, sweet pepper plant, Capsicum annuum grossum]

  2. a mild powdered seasoning made from dried pimientos

Paprika (1991 film)

Paprika is a 1991 Italian film directed by Tinto Brass. The film is loosely based on John Cleland's novel Fanny Hill, first published in 1748.

It was remade as an explicit pornographic film by Joe D'Amato in 1995.

Paprika (2006 film)

is a 2006 Japanese animated science fiction film co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon, based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1993 novel of the same name, about a research psychologist who uses a device that permits therapists to help patients by entering their dreams. It is Kon's fourth and final feature film before his death in 2010. The film stars the voices of Megumi Hayashibara, Tōru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tōru Furuya, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera and Hideyuki Tanaka.

Kon and Seishi Minakami wrote the script, and Japanese animation studio Madhouse animated and produced the film alongside Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan, which distributed it in Japan. The score was composed by Susumu Hirasawa.

Paprika (disambiguation)

Paprika is a spice.

Paprika may also refer to:

In films:

  • Paprika (1932 film), a German comedy directed by Carl Boese
  • Paprika (1933 French film), a French comedy directed by Jean de Limur
  • Paprika (1933 Italian film), an Italian comedy directed by Carl Boese
  • Paprika (1991 film), a film about prostitution directed by Tinto Brass
  • Paprika (2006 film), a 2006 anime film directed by Satoshi Kon
  • Paprika, a character on the children's TV show, Blue's Clues

In literature:

  • Paprika (novel), 1993 novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui


  • Punjena paprika, also called polnjena paprika or filovana paprika, a dish made of stuffed peppers, common to Eastern Europe
  • Paprika Steen, Danish actress
  • PAPRIKA method, a technique for multi-criteria decision-making
Paprika (novel)

is a 1993 novel written by Yasutaka Tsutsui. It first appeared in Marie Claire magazine in four parts, each appearing chronologically in the January 1991, March 1992, August 1992, and June 1993 issues. A manga adaption of the novel was created by Reiji Hagiwara in 1995 but was not published until 2003. The novel was adapted as an animated film in 2006, which was itself adapted into a second manga the following year by Eri Sakai. The novel was translated into English by Andrew Driver, was published by Alma Books in April 2009.

Paprika (1933 Italian film)

Paprika is a 1933 Italian comedy film directed by Carl Boese and starring Vittorio De Sica. A German-language version Paprika and a French version Paprika were also made.

Paprika (1933 French film)

Paprika is a 1933 French comedy film directed by Jean de Limur and starring Irène Zilahy, René Lefèvre and Pierre Etchepare. It was based on a play by Max Reimann and Otto Schwartz. A German-language version Paprika had been released the previous year.

Paprika (1932 film)

Paprika is a 1932 German comedy film directed by Carl Boese and starring Franciska Gaal, Paul Hörbiger and Paul Heidemann. It was based on a play by Max Reimann and Otto Schwartz. A French-language version Paprika was released the following year.


Paprika is a spice made from air-dried fruits of the chili pepper family of the species Capsicum annuum. Although paprika is often associated with Hungarian cuisine, the chilies from which it is made are native to the New World, introduced to the Old World from the Americas. Originating in central Mexico it was brought to Spain in the 16th century. The seasoning is also used to add color and flavor to many types of dishes.

The trade in paprika expanded from Iberia to Africa and Asia, and ultimately reached Central Europe through the Balkans, then under Ottoman rule, which explains the Hungarian origin of the modern English term. In Spanish, paprika has been known as pimentón since the 16th century, when it became a typical ingredient of the western region of Extremadura. Despite its presence in Central Europe since the beginning of Ottoman conquests, it did not become popular in Hungary until the late 19th century.

Paprika can range from mild to hot, and flavors also vary from country to country, but almost all plants grown produce the sweet variety. Sweet paprika is mostly composed of the pericarp, with more than half of the seeds removed, whereas hot paprika contains some seeds, placentas, calyces, and stalks.

Usage examples of "paprika".

Make a stuffing of one cupful of bread-crumbs, one teaspoonful each of melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, tomato catsup, minced parsley, minced onion, minced olives or pickles, lemon-juice, salt, black pepper, and paprika to taste, and sufficient cold water to moisten.

Take from the fire and add the yolks of four eggs, beaten with the juice of a lemon, four tablespoonfuls of melted butter, and a pinch of paprika.

Add parboiled oysters cut fine, and season with paprika and lemon-juice.

Marr tasted, adjusted the paprika, stirred some more, then nodded to Senn, who poured in fresh chicken stock.

She laughed and they went to the kitchen, where he produced cheese omelets, sprinking red paprika and green parsley on them in honor of Christmas.

Season with paprika or a dash of cayenne, and when thoroughly heated stir in the yolks of two eggs, diluted with a little hot cream.

Add parboiled oysters cut fine, and season with paprika and lemon-juice.

Add the seasoning, a half teaspoonful of salt, a half teaspoonful celery salt, white peppers or paprika to taste, then the meat.

Prepare and clean a large sheepshead and put into a buttered fish-pan with four tablespoonfuls of butter, a bunch of parsley, a shredded green pepper, a chopped onion, six peeled and sliced tomatoes, two cupfuls each of white wine and water, and salt and paprika to season.

Maurice and Paprika were closely eyeing the men arranging their trapeze apparatus up near the roof peak, and Sunday and Monday Simms were just as closely watching other men tighten the turnbuckles of their rope slanted between peak and ground.

Bunter, judicially, “the vegetables well packed in layers, on a foundation of bacon, not too fat, and the whole well seasoned with salt, pepper and paprika, there are few dishes to beat a casseroled chicken.

He unlocked the boot and extracted his carry-out: a bottle of Macallan, six bottles of Belhaven Best, paprika crisps, dry roasted peanuts.

Paprika was beautiful all over, and he could not help noticing that, for she flung away her cache-sexe and was totally naked.

Tonight she recommended the caraway seed soup with dumplings, followed by a braised pork dish, yet another Hungarian recipe involving meatstuffs overwhelmed by sour cream and paprika.

Most fish in P-town was slapped boneless and skinless onto sizzle-platters, drizzled with clarified butter and paprika and then broiled to death.