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a seaport in and the capital of French Guiana.
(lowercase). Also called cayenne whist. a variety of whist played with two full packs of 52 cards each.
the capital of French Guiana, on an island at the mouth of the Cayenne River: French penal settlement from 1854 to 1938. Pop: 50 594 (1999)

“pungent dried pepper,” 1756, from Tupi (Brazil) kyynha “capsicum,” mistakenly associated with town of Cayenne in French Guyana. The town name is the French form of Guyana.


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