from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variety of pepper (Capsicum annum var. glabriusculum) that includes the wild forms native to the southern United States and Mexico south to Colombia.
- n. The small pungent fruit of this plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tropical American plant, Capsicum baccatum.
- n. The very hot, red fruit of this plant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A species of capsicum (Capsicum baccatum), whose small, conical, coral-red fruit is among the most piquant of all red peppers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Capsicum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. plant bearing very small and very hot oblong red fruits; includes wild forms native to tropical America; thought to be ancestral to the sweet pepper and many hot peppers
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