Definition of Bird pepper

1. Noun. Plant bearing very small and very hot oblong red fruits; includes wild forms native to tropical America; thought to be ancestral to the sweet pepper and many hot peppers.

Definition of Bird pepper

1. Noun. A tropical American plant, ''Capsicum baccatum.'' ¹

2. Noun. The very hot, red fruit of this plant. Scientific name: Capsicum baccatum. ¹

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Medical Definition of Bird pepper

1. A species of capsicum (Capsicum baccatum), whose small, conical, coral-red fruit is among the most piquant of all red peppers. (16 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Bird pepper

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1. J. M. Nickell's Botanical Ready Reference (1880)
"bird pepper. Pod Pepper. Chillies. African Pepper. Chilly Pepper. African Cayenne Pepper. African Red Pepper. Zanzibar Pepper. Goat's Pepper. Guinea Pepper. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Tbc West Indian stomachic man-dram is prepared by mashing a few pods of bird pepper and mixing them with sliced cucumber and shallots, to which have been ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"The West Indian stomachic Man-dram is prepared by mashing a few pods of bird pepper and mixing them with sliced cucumber and shallots, to which have been ..."

4. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"The expressed juice of the fresh pods affords liquid bird-pepper, so much used in soups iu most warm climates. Both the green and ripe pods are used as ..."

5. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"... as African Pepper, bird pepper, in Great Britain as Guinea Pepper and Chillies; Capsicum, USP, Capsici fructus Br. Piper ..."

6. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"C. minimum, or bird pepper, attains a height of 2 or 3 feet. ... The bird pepper pods are thoroughly dried in the sun and then in an oven, after which the ..."

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