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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.

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.

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.

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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The experiment was composed of three treatments: a) in the sweet pepper monoculture: 72 plants were used, distributed in 4 garden beds with 60 cm between the plants and 1 m between the lines, with 9 plants in each line and 18 plants per bed; b) for the association of sweet pepper and basil: 72 sweet peppers plants were used with same spacing as the other treatment, and the basil were planted at the borders in a spacing of 40cm, being 72 plants in total; c) for the association of sweet pepper and marigold: 72 sweet peppers plants were used with same spacing, and marigold was planted at the borders in a spacing of 40 cm, containing 72 plants in total.
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Therefore, objectives of this work were to study the effects of sweet pepper and tomato fruit as additives on some physical and functional properties, nutritive value, and stability of peanut oil.
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Climatic variables (rainfall, evaporation, sunshine duration, temperature and relative humidity) and data on pepper yield of medium corrugated fruited hot pepper (rodo), small fruited chilli pepper (shombo) and large fruited sweet pepper (tatashe) were collected from Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin for seven consecutive years (2000-2006).
A Hungarian Hot Wax pepper plant and an Earliest Ace Sweet pepper plant were crossed by sex reversal pollination, meaning the pollen from the male Hungarian Hot Wax was put onto the stigma of the female Earliest Ace Sweet and the pollen from the male Earliest Ace Sweet was put onto the stigma of the female Hungarian Hot Wax.
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