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Pepper meaning

pepper - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. climber having dark red berries ( peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
  2. 2. attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; " pelt the speaker with questions"
  3. 3. add pepper to; " pepper the soup"
  4. 4. A well- known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the Piper nigrum.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Any plant of the genus Capsicum, and its fruit; red pepper; as, the bell pepper.
  7. 7. To sprinkle or season with pepper.
  8. 8. Figuratively: To shower shot or other missiles, or blows, upon; to pelt; to fill with shot, or cover with bruises or wounds.
  9. 9. To fire numerous shots ( at).
  10. 10. A plant and its pungent spicy fruit.

pepper - examples of usage

  1. The Squire and Master Simon rode together, accompanied by old Christy, mounted on Pepper. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. Borrowed salt and pepper and a little stolen butter worked wonders. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. I wouldn't shoot him- 'nless he tried to run; but if he did that, when he got a little distance I'd pepper him about his legs. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
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