Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) chiefly tropical perennial shrubby plants having many-seeded fruits: sweet and hot peppers
  2. (noun, plant) any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers

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Origin of the word Capsicum

  1. 1664, genus of pepper plants, of unknown origin, said to have been chosen by Fr. botanist Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656?1708) and generally connected with L. capsa "box" (see case (2)). more

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Words that sound like Capsicum

c. p. snow, cabochon, cape jasmine, cape jessamine, cappuccino, capsaicin, capuchin, chawbacon, coffee can, coffee senna, cubism

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