pepper

I UK [ˈpepə(r)] / US [ˈpepər] noun
Word forms "pepper":
singular pepper plural peppers
*
1) [uncountable] a black or white powder that adds strong flavour to food. It is made from crushed dried fruits called peppercorns.
2)
a) [countable] a red, green, orange, or yellow vegetable with small white seeds inside. It can be eaten raw in salads or cooked.
b) a small pepper with a strong hot flavour

II UK [ˈpepə(r)] / US [ˈpepər] verb [transitive]
Word forms "pepper":
present tense I/you/we/they pepper he/she/it peppers present participle peppering past tense peppered past participle peppered
1) [often passive] to hit something many times and in many different places

Bullets peppered UN planes.

pepper something with something:

They peppered his car with machine-gun fire.

a) to be in many different places all over a surface
pepper something with something:

His chin was peppered with grey stubble.

b) to fill something such as a speech or piece of writing with a lot of examples of something
pepper something with something:

a letter peppered with spelling mistakes

2) to put pepper on food

English dictionary. 2014.

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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 — [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… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • Pepper — Pep per, v. i. To fire numerous shots (at). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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