bird pepper(redirected from c. frutescens)
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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
a variety of pepper, Capsicum anuum glabriusculum, having small, elongated berries.
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|Noun||1.||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