bird pepper


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bird pepper

n.

bird pepper

n
1. (Plants) a tropical solanaceous plant, Capsicum frutescens, thought to be the ancestor of the sweet pepper and many hot peppers
2. (Plants) the narrow podlike hot-tasting fruit of this plant

bird′ pep`per


n.
a variety of pepper, Capsicum anuum glabriusculum, having small, elongated berries.
[1780–90]
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Noun1.bird pepper - plant bearing very small and very hot oblong red fruits; includes wild forms native to tropical America; thought to be ancestral to the sweet pepper and many hot peppers
genus Capsicum, Capsicum - chiefly tropical perennial shrubby plants having many-seeded fruits: sweet and hot peppers
capsicum, capsicum pepper plant, pepper - any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
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