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- n. Alternative form of capsaicin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A red liquid or soft resin extracted from various species of capsicum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An active principle (C9H14O2) obtained from the fruit of several species of the genus Capsicum, appearing in colorless crystals and extremely acrid.
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Chemically the plant furnishes an essential oil with a crystalline principle, "capsicin," of great power.
A rich frothy yellow sauce with a lemony lightness and capsicin heat was spooned over the top tableside.
Their acridity is owing to an oleaginous substance called capsicin.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.