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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A variety of sweet pepper widely cultivated for its edible fruit.
  • n. The large, crisp, bell-shaped red, yellow, or green fruit of this plant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Capsicum annuum, an edible spicy-sweet fruit, indigenous to the New World.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A species of Capsicum, or Guinea pepper (Capsicum annuum). It is the red pepper of the gardens.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fruit of Capsicum grossum, much used for pickling and as a vegetable; Guinea pepper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
  • n. large bell-shaped sweet pepper in green or red or yellow or orange or black varieties

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