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Capsaicin vs. Capsicum

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Capsaicinnoun

(organic compound) A chemical compound found in chilli peppers, which is responsible for their pungent flavor.

Capsicumnoun

Any of several tropical American plants, of the genus Capsicum, principally the species Capsicum annuum and Capsicum frutescens, that are cultivated as edible peppers.

Capsaicinnoun

A colorless crystalline substance extracted from the Capsicum annuum, and giving off vapors of intense acridity.

Capsicumnoun

The spicy fruit of the above plants, the bell peppers.

Capsaicinnoun

colorless pungent crystalline compound derived from capsicum; source of the hotness of hot peppers of the genus Capsicum such as chili and cayenne and jalapeno

Capsicumnoun

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 Cayenne pepper of commerce.

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Capsicumnoun

Any plant of the genus Capsicum (of the Solanaceae family, which are unrelated to Piper), and its fruit; red pepper; chili pepper; as, the bell pepper and the jalapeno pepper (both Capsicum annuum) and the habanero pepper (Capsicum chinense); .

Capsicumnoun

any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers

Capsicum

Capsicum () is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae, native to the Americas, cultivated worldwide for their chili pepper or bell pepper fruit.

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