Scoville scale - definition and synonyms


or Scoville

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the measurement of 'heat' (amount of capsaicin) from chilli peppers. It's named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville (January 22, 1865 – March 10, 1942)

    The "Trinidad Scorpion" is currently the World's hottest chilli pepper at 1.5 to 2 million Scovilles, replacing the "Naga Ghost Chilli" which measured approximately 1 million Scovilles on the Scoville scale.

    Submitted by Craig Mansfield from United Kingdom on 15/08/2013