cascabel n : bell attached to a sleigh, or to harness of horse pulling a sleigh [syn: sleigh bell]
EtymologyFrom the cascabel.
- (cascabel pepper): chile bola, bola chile, rattle chile, coban.
The cascabel is a small, round, hot chilli pepper that is prized for the hot, burning sensation that it produces in the mouth when consumed. It is a cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum. Its name is a Spanish word for "small bell" or "rattle".
The pepper, when dried makes a rattling noise and as such can be used to make music.
The plant can grow to more than 1 meter and grows in the wild on the Pacific coast of Mexico.
It is also known as chile bola, bola chile, rattle chile, and coba.
cascabel in German: Kirschpaprika
cascabel in Hungarian: Cseresznyepaprika