Peppercorn vs Capsicum - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between peppercorn and capsicum

is that peppercorn is the seeds of the plant piper nigrum commonly used as a spice, usually but not always ground or crushed while capsicum is any of several tropical american plants, of the genus capsicum'', principally the species ''capsicum annuum'' and ''capsicum frutescens , that are cultivated as edible peppers.

peppercorn

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The seeds of the plant Piper nigrum . Commonly used as a spice, usually but not always ground or crushed.
  • A small, insignificant quantity; a nominal consideration used to satisfy the requirements for the creation of a legal contract.
  • peppercorn rent

    See also

    file:Peppercorn.jpg , young peppercorn file:Peppercorns.jpg, Fruits of peppercorn file:Dried Peppercorns.jpg, Dried peppercorn file:Peppercorn-varieties.jpg, varieties of peppercorn

    capsicum

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of several tropical American plants, of the genus Capsicum'', principally the species ''Capsicum annuum'' and ''Capsicum frutescens , that are cultivated as edible peppers.
  • The spicy fruit of the above plants, the bell peppers.
  • Hyponyms

    * (plants) cayenne pepper, Guinea pepper, Jamaica pepper, paprika

    Derived terms

    * capsicum spray