Even though in English we use the word pepper for both the vegetable and the spice, other languages generally have two different, though very similar words. AND while pepperoni has come to mean a type of sausage we often get on our pizza, it actually means pepper, the vegetable, in Italian!
Italian = peperone (veg), pepe (spice)
Spanish= pimiento (veg), pimienta (spice)
French= poivron (veg), poivre (spice)