Merriam-Webster Online Dictionarycapsicum (noun)
a) any of a genus () of tropical American herbs and shrubs of the nightshade family widely cultivated for their many-seeded usually fleshy-walled berries - Capsicum called also pepper
b) - pepper
an oleoresin derived from the fruit of some that contains and related compounds and is used medicinally especially as a topical pain reliever - capsicums capsaicin
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Capsicum (/ˈkæpsɪkəm/) 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.
|Capsicum fruit and longitudinal section|