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capsicum

 [kap´sĭ-kum]
a plant of the genus Capsicum, the hot peppers, or the dried fruit derived from certain of its species (cayenne or red pepper); it contains the active ingredient capsaicin and is used as a counterirritant and also in pepper spray.
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cap·si·cum

(kap'si-kŭm),
Cayenne, African, or red pepper, the dried ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens (family Solanaceae); used as a carminative, gastrointestinal stimulant, and externally as a rubefacient.
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capsicum

(kăp′sĭ-kəm)
n.
1. Any of various tropical American pepper plants of the genus Capsicum, especially any of the numerous cultivated forms of the species C. annuum and C. frutescens.
2. The fruit of any of these plants, especially the dried pungent types used as a condiment and in medicine.
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cap·si·cum

(kap'si-kŭm)
Dried herbal remedy (and spice) made from Capsicum frutescens and other Capsicum spp.; both internal and external medicinal uses have been described (e.g., analgesic, therapy for GU problems).
Synonym(s): capsaicin, cayenne, hot pepper, red pepper.
[L., fr. capsa, box, case]
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