noun (plural capsicums)
1A tropical American plant of the nightshade family with fruits (peppers) containing many seeds. Many cultivated kinds have been developed.
- Genus Capsicum, family Solanaceae: several species and varieties, in particular C. annuum variety annuum, the cultivated forms of which include the ‘grossum’ group (sweet peppers) and the ‘longum’ group (chilli peppers).
- Chrysanthemum, capsicum, salvia and petunia plants have higher stem elongation rates during the night than during the day.
- The plant is a member of the family Solanaceae and therefore a relation of the New World capsicum peppers and potato, and of the Old World aubergine.
- Spinach, tomatoes, capsicums and those sort of plants will wilt badly in summer if they have nematodes.
1.1The fruit of any of the capsicum plants, varying in size, colour, and pungency.
- After a week or so, they turn from the colours of capsicums - green, yellow or red - to the brown that we recognise.
- The king of the capsicums is poblano, an only mildly hot chilli - pepper as big as two morning rolls.
- For the main course, I had the sekuwa chatpate prawns with capsicum, chillies, lemon and chat masala.
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