Capsicum vs Tomato - What's the difference?

capsicum | tomato |


As nouns the difference between capsicum and tomato

is that 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 while tomato is tomato.

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

    tomato

    English

    (wikipedia tomato)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A widely cultivated plant, Solanum lycopersicum , having edible fruit
  • The savory fruit of this plant, red when ripe, treated as a vegetable in horticulture
  • * Note: The US Supreme Court in Nix v. Hedden (1893) ruled that a tomato is a vegetable.
  • A shade of red, the colour of a ripe tomato.
  • (slang) A desirable-looking woman.
  • Lookit the legs on that hot tomato !
  • (slang) A stupid act or person.
  • Synonyms

    * * (obsolete)

    Derived terms

    {{der3, beef tomato , cherry tomato , plum tomato , tomato can , tomato juice , tomato paste , , tomato sauce , tomato soup , }}

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to pelt with tomatoes
  • to add tomatoes to (a dish)
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