Definitions for: Capsicum


[n] any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers



Webster (1913) Definition: Cap"si*cum (k[a^]p"s[i^]*k[u^]m), n. [NL., fr. L.
capsa box, chest.] (Bot.)
A genus of plants of many species, producing capsules or dry
berries of various forms, which have an exceedingly pungent,
biting taste, and when ground form the red or Cayenne pepper
of commerce.

Note: The most important species are Capsicum baccatum or
bird pepper, C. fastigiatum or chili pepper, {C.
frutescens} or spur pepper, and C. annuum or Guinea
pepper, which includes the bell pepper and other common
garden varieties. The fruit is much used, both in its
green and ripe state, in pickles and in cookery. See
Cayenne pepper.

Synonyms: capsicum pepper plant, pepper

See Also: bell pepper, bird pepper, bush, capsaicin, Capsicum annuum cerasiforme, Capsicum annuum conoides, Capsicum annuum grossum, Capsicum annuum longum, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum frutescens, Capsicum frutescens baccatum, cayenne, cayenne pepper, cherry pepper, chili pepper, chilli pepper, cone pepper, genus Capsicum, hot pepper, jalapeno, long pepper, paprika, pimento, pimiento, shrub, sweet pepper, sweet pepper plant, tabasco pepper, tabasco plant

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