cap·si·cum noun \ˈkap-si-kəm\
capitalized : a genus of tropical herbs and shrubs of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) widely cultivated for their many-seeded usually fleshy-walled berries
: any plant of the genus Capsicum—called also pepper
: the dried ripe fruit of some capsicums (as C. frutescens) used as a gastric and intestinal stimulant
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