Capsicum meaning

kapsikəm
Any of various preparations derived from these fruits, used as a condiment or, in medicine, as a gastric stimulant.
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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.
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The fruit of any of these plants, especially the dried pungent types used as a condiment and in medicine.
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Any of several tropical American plants, of the genus Capsicum, principally the species Capsicum annuum and Capiscum frutescens, that are cultivated as edible peppers.
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The spicy fruit of the above plants, the bell peppers.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Solanaceae — various peppers.
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Origin of capsicum

  • New Latin, believed to from Latin capsa (“box”), after the fruit shape.
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  • New Latin, from Ancient Greek καψικός (kapsikos, “like a box”)
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