Capsicum fastigiatum
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, {Capsicum fastigiatum} or chili pepper, {Capsicum frutescens} or spur pepper, and {Capsicum 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Capsicum — annuum Capsicum chinense Capsicum pendulum Capsicum pubescens Capsicum minimum Capsicum baccatum Capsicum abbreviatum Capsicum anomalum Capsicum breviflorum Capsicum buforum Capsicum brasilianum Capsicum campylopodium Capsicum cardenasii Capsicum …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capsicum annuum — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capsicum baccatum — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capsicum frutescens — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capsicum — Esta página se refiere al género botánico Capsicum. Para otras acepciones, vea Chile (desambiguación)   Capsicum …   Wikipedia Español

  • Capsĭcum — L. (Beißbeere, spanischer Pfeffer), Gattung der Solanazeen, ein oder mehrjährige Kräuter, seltener am Grund verholzend, mit wechsel oder gegenständigen, gestielten, ungeteilten, ganzrandigen Blättern, einzelnen, weißen, radförmigen Blüten und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Capsicum — Taxobox name = Capsicum image width = 250px image caption = Red Capsicum and longitudinal section regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida subclassis = Asteridae order = Solanales familia = Solanaceae genus = Capsicum… …   Wikipedia

  • ПЕРЕЦ — ПЕРЕЦ, название чрезвычайно большого числа растений (более 1 000), принадлежащих к сем. перечных (Piperaceae) и к другим семействам. Перечные произрастают преимущественно в теплом поясе, характеризуются значительным содержанием эфирного масла,… …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • Перцы —         Растения, относящиеся к роду перцев (Piper) семейства перечных, насчитывающего более полутора тысяч видов. Это небольшие лазящие полу деревянистые кустарники (лианы), дающие соцветия кисти наподобие гроздей винограда, на каждой из которых …   Большая энциклопедия кулинарного искусства

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”