capsicum

See also: Capsicum

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Capsicum frutescens
 
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Borrowed from New Latin capsicum, from Ancient Greek καψικός (kapsikós, like a box), from Latin capsa (box).

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capsicum (plural capsicums or capsica)

  1. Any of several tropical American plants, of the genus Capsicum, principally the species Capsicum annuum and Capsicum frutescens, that are cultivated as edible peppers.
    Hyponyms: cayenne pepper, paprika
  2. The spicy fruit of the above plants, the bell peppers.

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