Examples from the Web for capsicum
This shrub was heavily charged with capsicum qualities, and at once filled the air with a stifling cayenne odor.Mal Moule|Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The taste of capsicum is extremely pungent and acrimonious, setting the mouth, as it were, on fire.A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons|Fredrick Accum
Chillies or capsicum are long roundish taper pods, divided into two or three cells, full of small whitish seeds.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
We sat down; I, under a mandate growled by Capsicum, at the lower end of the table as Vice.
Capsicum's sense of honour would have declined the limes; but the company ruled otherwise.
British Dictionary definitions for capsicum
Word Origin for capsicum
Word Origin and History 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)).