Definition of Capsicum. Meaning of Capsicum. Synonyms of Capsicum

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Capsicum. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Capsicum and, of course, Capsicum synonyms and on the right images related to the word Capsicum.

Definition of Capsicum

Capsicum
Pepper 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 earth. 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 Japan. Guinea pepper. See under Guinea, and Capsicum. Jamaica pepper. See Allspice. Long pepper. (a) The spike of berries of Piper longum, an East Indian shrub. (b) The root of Piper, or Macropiper, methysticum. See Kava. 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, etc. 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 specks. 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.
Capsicum
Capsicum 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

- Capsi**** (/ˈkæpsɪkəm/), the pepper, is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Its species are native to the Americas, where they...
- Cultivars grown in North America and Europe are believed to all derive from Capsi**** annuum, and have white, yellow, red or purple to black fruits. In 2016...
- Capsi**** annuum is a species of the plant genus Capsi**** (peppers) native to southern North America and northern South America. This species is the most...
- active component of chili peppers, which are plants belonging to the genus Capsi****. It is an irritant for mammals, including humans, and produces a sensation...
- Pepper spray (also known as capsi**** spray) is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness)...
- This is a list of Capsi**** cultivars belonging to the five major species of cultivated peppers (genus Capsi****): C. annuum, C. chinense, C. baccatum, C...
- Capsi**** pubescens is native to Bolivia and Peru and dates back to pre-Incan times, finding traces of its presence in the Guitarrero Caves. The existence...
- Capsi**** chinense, commonly known as the "bonnet pepper" is a species of chili pepper native to the Americas. C. chinense varieties are well known for...
- 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...
- Capsi**** frutescens is a species of chili pepper that is sometimes considered to be part of the species Capsi**** annuum. Pepper cultivars of C. frutescens...
Loading...