Capsicum



any plant of the genus Capsicum, of the nightshade family, as C. annuum, the common pepper of the garden, occurring in many varieties.
the fruit of such a plant or some preparation of it, used as a condiment and intestinal stimulant.
Historical Examples

Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 66, No. 410, December 1849 Various
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 67, No. 416, June 1850 Various
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 66, No. 410, December 1849 Various
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 67, No. 416, June 1850 Various
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 66, No. 410, December 1849 Various
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 66, No. 410, December 1849 Various
Soil Culture J. H. Walden
Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph, Volume 1, Number 2, February, 1897 anonymous
The American Reformed Cattle Doctor George Dadd

noun
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
the fruit of any of these plants, used as a vegetable or ground to produce a condiment
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