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Definition of Pepper


  1. A well-known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the Piper nigrum.
  2. The plant which yields pepper, an East Indian woody climber (Piper nigrum), with ovate leaves and apetalous flowers in spikes opposite the leaves. The berries are red when ripe. Also, by extension, any one of the several hundred species of the genus Piper, widely dispersed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the earth.
  3. Any plant of the genus Capsicum, and its fruit; red pepper; as, the bell pepper.
  4. To sprinkle or season with pepper.
  5. Figuratively: To shower shot or other missiles, or blows, upon; to pelt; to fill with shot, or cover with bruises or wounds.
  6. To fire numerous shots (at).

Pepper Quotations

When those waiters ask me if I want some fresh ground pepper, I ask if they have any aged pepper.
Andy Rooney

I can't do coffee, but I can do Dr. Pepper.

Chefs don't use white pepper just to avoid spoiling the whiteness of pommes puree or bechamel. It has a more peppery aroma, with sharpness and sweetness, too.
Yotam Ottolenghi

You cannot come to a Nigerian restaurant without having pepper soup.
Ben Okri

I just finished touring, and I'm on a detox thing. It's a heavy detox, so nothing in my belly except water, salt, and cayenne pepper.
Eddie Vedder
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Pepper Translations

pepper in Afrikaans is peper
pepper in Danish is peber
pepper in Dutch is peperen
pepper in Finnish is pippuri
pepper in French is poivre, poivrier
pepper in German is Pfeffer
pepper in Italian is pepe
pepper in Latin is piper; piperis
pepper in Norwegian is pepper
pepper in Portuguese is pimenta
pepper in Spanish is pimienta
pepper in Swedish is peppar

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