Capsicine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Capsicine (Chem) A volatile alkaloid extracted from Capsicum annuum or from capsicin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Capsicine the active principle of capsicum
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Capsicum
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From L. capsa, a case, its berries being contained in pods or capsules—capĕre, to take, hold.

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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