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capsaicin


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capsaicin  \Cap*sa"i*cin\,  n.  [From  {Capsicum}.]  (Chem.) 
  A  colorless  crystalline  substance  extracted  from  the 
  {Capsicum  annuum},  and  giving  off  vapors  of  intense  acridity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  capsaicin 
  n  :  colorless  pungent  crystalline  compound  derived  from 
  capsicum;  source  of  the  hotness  of  hot  peppers  of  the 
  genus  Capsicum  such  as  chili  and  cayenne  and  jalapeno 




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