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capsicum British & World English

A tropical American plant of the nightshade family with fruits (peppers) containing many seeds. Many cultivated kinds have been developed

capsicum New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

sweet pepper, chilli pepper, etc.

Capsicum in capsicum British & World English

A tropical American plant of the nightshade family with fruits (peppers) containing many seeds. Many cultivated kinds have been developed

Capsicum annuum in bird pepper British & World English

A tropical American capsicum pepper which is thought to be the ancestor of both sweet and chilli peppers

Capsicum annuum in chilli British & World English

A small hot-tasting pod of a variety of capsicum, used in sauces, relishes, and spice powders. There are various forms with pods of differing size, colour, and strength of flavour

Capsicum annuum in sweet pepper British & World English

A large green, yellow, orange, or red variety of capsicum which has a mild or sweet flavour and is often eaten raw

Capsicum frutescens in Tabasco2 British & World English

A pungent sauce made from the fruit of a capsicum pepper