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Definition of Capsicum
CapsicumPepper Pep"per, n. [OE. peper, AS. pipor, L. piper, fr. Gr. ?,
?, akin to Skr. pippala, pippali.]
1. A well-known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried
berry, either whole or powdered, of the Piper nigrum.
Note: Common, or black, pepper is made from the whole berry,
dried just before maturity; white pepper is made from
the ripe berry after the outer skin has been removed by
maceration and friction. It has less of the peculiar
properties of the plant than the black pepper. Pepper
is used in medicine as a carminative stimulant.
2. (Bot.) The plant which yields pepper, an East Indian woody
climber (Piper nigrum), with ovate leaves and apetalous
flowers in spikes opposite the leaves. The berries are red
when ripe. Also, by extension, any one of the several
hundred species of the genus Piper, widely dispersed
throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the
3. Any plant of the genus Capsicum, and its fruit; red
pepper; as, the bell pepper.
Note: The term pepper has been extended to various other
fruits and plants, more or less closely resembling the
true pepper, esp. to the common varieties of
Capsicum. See Capsicum, and the Phrases, below.
African pepper, the Guinea pepper. See under Guinea.
Cayenne pepper. See under Cayenne.
Chinese pepper, the spicy berries of the Xanthoxylum
piperitum, a species of prickly ash found in China and
Guinea pepper. See under Guinea, and Capsicum.
Jamaica pepper. See Allspice.
(a) The spike of berries of Piper longum, an East Indian
(b) The root of Piper, or Macropiper, methysticum. See
Malaguetta, or Meleguetta, pepper, the aromatic seeds
of the Amomum Melegueta, an African plant of the Ginger
family. They are sometimes used to flavor beer, etc.,
under the name of grains of Paradise.
Red pepper. See Capsicum.
Sweet pepper bush (Bot.), an American shrub (Clethra
alnifolia), with racemes of fragrant white flowers; --
called also white alder.
Pepper box or caster, a small box or bottle, with a
perforated lid, used for sprinkling ground pepper on food,
Pepper corn. See in the Vocabulary.
Pepper elder (Bot.), a West Indian name of several plants
of the Pepper family, species of Piper and Peperomia.
Pepper moth (Zo["o]l.), a European moth (Biston
betularia) having white wings covered with small black
Pepper pot, a mucilaginous soup or stew of vegetables and
cassareep, much esteemed in the West Indies.
Pepper root. (Bot.). See Coralwort.
pepper sauce, a condiment for the table, made of small red
peppers steeped in vinegar.
Pepper tree (Bot.), an aromatic tree (Drimys axillaris)
of the Magnolia family, common in New Zealand. See
Peruvian mastic tree, under Mastic. CapsicumCapsicum 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. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
Meaning of Capsicum from wikipedia
(/ˈkæpsɪkəm/), the pepper, is a genus
of flowering plants
in the nightshade family
Solanaceae. Its species
to the Americas, where
- pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʃiːli] (listen)) is the fruit
from the genus Capsi**** which
of the nightshade
family, Solanaceae. Chili peppers
- active component
are plants belonging
to the genus Capsi****
. It is an irritant
for mammals, including
humans, and produces
- Capsi**** annuum
is a species
of the plant genus Capsi****
to southern North America
and northern South
America. This species
is the most...
- This is a list of Capsi**** cultivars belonging
to the five major species
of cultivated peppers
): C. annuum, C. chinense, C. baccatum, C...
chinense, commonly known
as the "bonnet pepper" is a species
of chili pepper native
to the Americas. C. chinense varieties
are well known
- Pepper spray
spray) is a lachrymatory agent
(a chemical compound
the eyes to cause
tears, pain, and temporary
- Capsi**** pubescens
and Peru and dates
back to pre-Incan times, finding traces
of its presence
in the Guitarrero
Caves. The existence...
- Capsi**** baccatum
is a member
of the genus Capsi****
, and is one of the five domesticated pepper
species. The fruit tends
to be very pungent, and are 30...
/ˈkæpsɪkəm/) is a cultivar group
of the species Capsi****
of the plant produce
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