Origin of capsicum
Examples from the Web for capsicum
Historical Examples of capsicum
This is the chilli; the pepper-pods of that name, a species of capsicum; the guinea-pepper.Mexico
Charles Reginald Enock
Capsicum's dinners were more profuse, Gingham's more recherchs.
Capsicum, on the other hand, had resources which Gingham had not.
Mr Thresh succeeded in obtaining an alkaloid from the capsicum, but this was entirely wanting in acridity and pungency.
A few drops (15 to 30) of ether, with a little tincture of capsicum or spirit of sal volatile, seldom fail to give relief.
Word Origin for capsicum
genus of pepper plants, 1660s, of unknown origin, a word said to have been chosen by French botanist Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708); perhaps irregularly formed from Latin capsa "box" (see case (n.2)).