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    Green capsicum

    Capsicum refers to a wide variety of tropical pepper plants with the genus of the same name. The name is perhaps derived from the Latin "capsa," or box for the pod-like fruit. Capsicum also refers to the fruit produced by any of these plants, in particular the dried fruits that are typically used in medicine and as condiments. It also commonly refers to the fruits of the pepper plants, which are usually red, yellow, green or orange. Common names for these plants are cayenne, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, paprika, peppers, pimiento, red pepper, sweet pepper, aji dulce, Hungarian pepper, and Mexican pepper. Some of the members of Capsicum are used as spices, vegetables, and medicines.