Scientific Capsicum spp English Bell pepper Capsicum Capsicum spp Chile pepper Chili Chili pepper Chilli pepper Green pepper Hot chili peppers Red pepper Sweet pepper Dutch Cayennepeper Chilipeper Paprika Rode peper Spaanse peper Spanish Chile Chile aj Chile picante Pimiento rojo German Chili Roter Pfeffer Since then, a vegetable is any plant consumed as part of a savory dish, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture horticulturist, Victor Boswell, writing for "National Geographic" magazine in 1949 -- reprinted by Texas A&M University Extension in 2000. Sometimes the law decides. rocoto) C. baccatum (incl. Capsicum also refers to the genus that contains all species of chillies, hot and not. Ground chiles, or paprika, hot or otherwise, are a key ingredient in chorizo, which is then called picante (if hot chile is added) or dulce (if otherwise). For black pepper, Czech uses pepř, while Slovak uses čierne korenie (literally, black spice) or, dialectally, piepor.[47]. Phylogenetic relationships between species have been investigated using biogeographical, morphological, chemosystematic, hybridization, and genetic data. Fruits of Capsicum can vary tremendously in color, shape, and size both between and within species, which has led to confusion over the relationships among taxa. Christopher Columbus is credited with introducing the capsicum to Europe from where it spread to Africa and Asia. The large, mild form is called bell pepper, or by color or both (green pepper, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, etc.) In northern India and Pakistan, C. annuum is also commonly called shimla mirch in the local language and as "Kodai Mozhagai" in Tamil which roughly translates to "umbrella chilli" due to its appearance. [15] Phylogenetic relationships between species have been investigated using biogeographical,[16] morphological,[17] chemosystematic,[18] hybridization,[19] and genetic[14] data. Since then, a vegetable is any plant consumed as part of a savory dish, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture horticulturist, Victor Boswell, writing for "National Geographic" magazine in 1949 -- reprinted by Texas A&M University Extension in 2000. In Italy and the Italian- and German-speaking parts of Switzerland, the sweet varieties are called peperone and the hot varieties peperoncino (literally "small pepper"). The fruit o Capsicum plants hae a variety o names dependin on place an type. They can also be added, finely chopped, to gazpacho as a garnish. Capsicum is most definitely a fruit. Capsaicin is present in large quantities in the placental tissue (which holds the seeds), the internal membranes, and to a lesser extent, the other fleshy parts of the fruits of plants in this genus. In 1893 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the tomato was as vegetable because it was served with dinner. Capsicum or Bell Peppers can come in red, yellow, green, or even orange in color. Fruits of Capsicum can vary tremendously in color, shape, and size both between and within species, which has led to confusion over the relationships among taxa. peppers", or simply "peppers", while the hot varieties are collectively called "chile"/"chiles", "chili"/"chilies", or "chili"/"chile peppers" (one L only), "hot peppers", or named as a specific variety (e.g., banana pepper). C. pendulum (incl. An ancestral spice, capsicum (peppers) is a diverse and pungent edible fruit from any of the varieties within the Capsicum genus. Piri piri) C. pubescens (incl. Dried and powdered peppers make the spices chili and paprika. Capsicum is the name of a genus of tropical pepper plants that can grow in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. the green, white, and red forms), but not capsicum.