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cap·si·cum

 (kăp′sĭ-kəm)
n.
1. Any of various tropical American pepper plants of the genus Capsicum, especially any of the numerous cultivated forms of the species C. annuum and C. frutescens.
2. The fruit of any of these plants, especially the dried pungent types used as a condiment and in medicine.

[New Latin Capsicum, genus name, perhaps from Latin capsa, box (from its podlike fruit).]

capsicum

(ˈkæpsɪkəm)
n
1. (Plants) any tropical American plant of the solanaceous genus Capsicum, such as C. frutescens, having mild or pungent seeds enclosed in a pod-shaped or bell-shaped fruit
2. (Plants) the fruit of any of these plants, used as a vegetable or ground to produce a condiment
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin capsa box, case2]

cap•si•cum

(ˈkæp sɪ kəm)

n.
1. any plant of the genus Capsicum, of the nightshade family, as C. annuum, the common pepper of the garden, occurring in many varieties.
2. the fruit of such a plant or some preparation of it, used as a condiment and intestinal stimulant.
[1655–65; < New Latin, = Latin caps(a) case2 + -icum, neuter of -icus -ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capsicum - any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing pepperscapsicum - any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
pepper - sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum
genus Capsicum, Capsicum - chiefly tropical perennial shrubby plants having many-seeded fruits: sweet and hot peppers
Capsicum annuum conoides, cone pepper - plant bearing erect pungent conical red or yellow or purple fruits; sometimes grown as an ornamental
Capsicum annuum longum, cayenne, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, chilli pepper, jalapeno, long pepper - plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
bell pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, paprika, pimento, pimiento, sweet pepper, sweet pepper plant - plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
Capsicum annuum cerasiforme, cherry pepper - plant bearing small rounded usually pungent fruits
bird pepper, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum frutescens baccatum - 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
Capsicum frutescens, hot pepper, tabasco pepper, tabasco plant - plant bearing very hot medium-sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
capsaicin - colorless pungent crystalline compound derived from capsicum; source of the hotness of hot peppers of the genus Capsicum such as chili and cayenne and jalapeno
2.Capsicum - chiefly tropical perennial shrubby plants having many-seeded fruits: sweet and hot peppers
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
capsicum, capsicum pepper plant, pepper - any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
Capsicum annuum conoides, cone pepper - plant bearing erect pungent conical red or yellow or purple fruits; sometimes grown as an ornamental
Capsicum annuum longum, cayenne, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, chilli pepper, jalapeno, long pepper - plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
bell pepper, Capsicum annuum grossum, paprika, pimento, pimiento, sweet pepper, sweet pepper plant - plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
Capsicum annuum cerasiforme, cherry pepper - plant bearing small rounded usually pungent fruits
bird pepper, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum frutescens baccatum - 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
Capsicum frutescens, hot pepper, tabasco pepper, tabasco plant - plant bearing very hot medium-sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce
Translations
CapsicumPaprika
capsicum

capsicum

[ˈkæpsɪkəm] Npimiento m

capsicum

nPfefferschote f, → Peperoni pl

capsicum

[ˈkæpsɪkəm] n (Bot) → capsico (Culin) → peperone m
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