capsicum
noun Etymology: New Latin, perhaps from Latin capsa Date: 1588 1. a. any of a genus (Capsicum) of tropical American herbs and shrubs of the nightshade family widely cultivated for their many-seeded usually fleshy-walled berries — called also pepper b. pepper 3b 2. an oleoresin derived from the fruit of some capsicums that contains capsaicin and related compounds and is used medicinally especially as a topical pain reliever

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  • 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 — Capsicum …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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 — [kap′si kəm] n. [ModL < L capsa, a box (see CASE2), from the shape of the seedpods] 1. any of a genus (Capsicum) of pepper plants of the nightshade family, with fleshy, usually red pods, including the hot peppers (Tabasco, bird, chili,… …   English World dictionary

  • Capsĭcum — (Beißbeere, C. L.,), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Solanaceae Solaneae, 1. Ordn. 5. Kl. L., mit fünfzähnigem Kelche, fünfspaltiger, radförmiger Blumenkrone, zweifächerigen Staubbeuteln, die der Länge nach aufspringen, u. stumpfer Narbe,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 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 — Capsĭcum L., Beißbeere, Pflanzengattg. der Solanazeen, trop. Sträucher und Kräuter. C. annūum L. (Schotenpfeffer, Span. Pfeffer [Abb. 316; a Blüte, b Frucht längs , c querdurchschnitten]), in Südamerika, in allen wärmern Ländern kultiviert, mit… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • capsicum — ⇒CAPSICUM, subst. masc. BOT. Plante, généralement tropicale, de la famille des Solanacées, et dont les fruits ou les graines (de certaines espèces), réduits en poudre, sont utilisés comme condiments (paprika, poivre de Cayenne) [d apr. Méd. Biol …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • capsicum — (n.) 1660s, genus of pepper plants, of unknown origin, a word said to have been chosen by French botanist Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656 1708) and generally connected with L. capsa box (see CASE (Cf. case) (n.2)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • capsicum — ► NOUN (pl. capsicums) ▪ the fruit of a tropical American plant, of which sweet peppers and chilli peppers are varieties. ORIGIN Latin, perhaps from capsa container, case …   English terms dictionary

  • Capsicum — Paprika Blühende Capsicum annuum Systematik Abteilung: Bedecktsamer (Magnoliophyta) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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