Chili: The notion of pepper (Solanaceae family - Generic botanical name: Capsicum) is generally associated with the spicy flavor. The term chili pepper (green, yellow, orange or red) is a vernacular name for the fruit of five species of plants of the genus Capsicum of the Solanaceae family and several other taxa. The word more commonly designates the fruit of plants used as a condiment or vegetable (in Canada, the word chili sometimes designates peppers, other v ...
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