Capsicin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Capsicin (Chem) A red liquid or soft resin extracted from various species of capsicum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n capsicin An active principle (C9H14O2) obtained from the fruit of several species of the genus Capsicum, appearing in colorless crystals and extremely acrid. It is soluble in alcohol, and forms crystallizable salts with acetic, nitric, and sulphuric acids.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Capsicum

Usage

In literature:

Their acridity is owing to an oleaginous substance called capsicin.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
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