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Meaning of capsicum

cap•si•cum

Pronunciation: (kap'si-kum), [key]
— n.
  1. any plant of the genus Capsicum, of the nightshade family, as C. annuum, the common pepper of the garden, occurring in many varieties.
  2. the fruit of such a plant or some preparation of it, used as a condiment and intestinal stimulant.
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