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Noun: pepper  pe-pu(r)
  1. Pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; used whole or ground
    - peppercorn
     
  2. Climbing plant having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; from southern India and Sri Lanka, also naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
    - common pepper, black pepper, white pepper, Madagascar pepper, Piper nigrum
     
  3. Any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
    - capsicum, capsicum pepper plant
     
  4. Sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum
Verb: pepper  pe-pu(r)
  1. (cooking) add pepper to
    "pepper the soup"
     
  2. Attack and bombard with or as if with missiles
    "pepper the speaker with questions";
    - pelt
     
  3. Sprinkle, cover or be covered with lots of small similar things
    "After the hailstorm, the beach was peppered with holes"
     
  4. Add (something) at frequent intervals
    "He liked to pepper his conversation with long words"

Derived forms: peppered, peppers, peppering

Type of: assail, attack, bush, flavor [US], flavorer [US], flavoring [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], flavourer [Brit, Cdn], flavouring [Brit, Cdn], pepper vine, seasoner, seasoning, shrub, solanaceous vegetable, spice, spice up, true pepper, zest

Part of: Capsicum, genus Capsicum, genus Piper, Piper

Encyclopedia: Pepper, West Virginia