Spicy food. Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia. Any comestible marinated in and/or which contains chili peppers, mustard with horseradish, curry or other spices that evoke a desired intraoral sensation.
Spicy peppers burn going down but usually won't harm you. ... But eating spicy food doesn't generally cause any serious long-term effects. While peppers often add the kick that hurts to different food dishes, one compound in peppers, capsaicin, might actually have health benefits rather than adverse effects.