scud
 n.Gloss: the small and very hot “bird’s eye” chili pepper, also known as the “mouse-dropping” chili. Usually said to be nicknamed after the Scud missile. «I did balk a little at the call for 75 birdseye chillies (also known as scuds for the obvious reason) but decided to risk it. Half way through the deseeding process the skin under my fingernails started to burn.» —“hot hot hot” by Jules Clancy Stonesoup (Sydney, Australia) Oct. 22, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Tagged with →