pepper


pepper
pepper [pep′ər]
n.
[ME peper < OE pipor < WGmc borrowing < L piper < Gr peperi, via Pers < Sans pippali, peppercorn]
1.
a) a pungent condiment obtained from the small, dried fruits of an East Indian vine (Piper nigrum) of the pepper family: see BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER
b) this smooth, soft-stemmed vine
2. any of various aromatic or pungent plants of several families, as the myrtle or ginger family, used in flavoring foods
3. CAPSICUM
4. Baseball a warm-up or practice session in which the ball is repeatedly thrown to a batter close by, who bunts it back to be fielded: in full pepper game
adj.
designating a family (Piperaceae, order Piperales) of dicotyledonous plants, including cubeb
vt.
1. to sprinkle or flavor with ground pepper
2. to sprinkle freely or thickly
3. to shower or pelt with many small objects [a roof peppered with hailstones]
4. to beat or hit with short, quick jabs

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  • Pepper — Pep per, n. [OE. peper, AS. pipor, L. piper, fr. Gr. ?, ?, akin to Skr. pippala, pippali.] 1. A well known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the {Piper nigrum}. [1913 Webster] Note: Common, or black,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • PEPPER — (Heb. פִּלְפֵּל, pilpel), the fruit of the perennial creeping plant Piper nigrum, which grows in India and in the neighboring tropical regions. The Hebrew name, like its English one, is derived from the Sanskrit pippali. Probably it was first… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • pepper — O.E. pipor, from an early W.Gmc. borrowing of L. piper, from Gk. piperi, probably (via Persian) from Middle Indic pippari, from Skt. pippali long pepper. The L. word is the source of Ger. Pfeffer, It. pepe, Fr. poivre, O.C.S. pipru, Lith. pipiras …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Pepper — Pep per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Peppered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Peppering}.] 1. To sprinkle or season with pepper. [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively: To shower shot or other missiles, or blows, upon; to pelt; to fill with shot, or cover with bruises or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pepper — ► NOUN 1) a pungent, hot tasting powder made from peppercorns, used to flavour food. 2) a capsicum. ► VERB 1) sprinkle or season with pepper. 2) (usu. be peppered with) scatter liberally over or through. 3) hit repeatedly with small missiles or… …   English terms dictionary

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