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Meaning of PEPPER

Pronunciation:  'pepur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum
  2. [n]  pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground
  3. [n]  any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
  4. [n]  climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in North Burma and Assam
  5. [v]  attack with missiles or questions
  6. [v]  add pepper to

PEPPER is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: black pepper, capsicum, capsicum pepper plant, common pepper, Madagascar pepper, pelt, peppercorn, Piper nigrum, white pepper
 See Also: assail, attack, bell pepper, bird pepper, black pepper, bush, capsaicin, capsicum, Capsicum annuum cerasiforme, Capsicum annuum conoides, Capsicum annuum grossum, Capsicum annuum longum, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum frutescens, Capsicum frutescens baccatum, capsicum pepper plant, cayenne, cayenne pepper, cherry pepper, chili pepper, chilli pepper, common pepper, cone pepper, flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, genus Capsicum, genus Piper, hot pepper, hot pepper, jalapeno, long pepper, Madagascar pepper, paprika, pepper, pepper, pepper vine, peppercorn, pimento, pimiento, Piper, Piper nigrum, piperin, piperine, seasoner, seasoning, shrub, solanaceous vegetable, spice, spice up, sweet pepper, sweet pepper, sweet pepper plant, tabasco pepper, tabasco plant, throw, true pepper, white pepper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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}.
    Note: Common, or black, pepper is made from the whole berry,
          dried just before maturity; white pepper is made from
          the ripe berry after the outer skin has been removed by
          maceration and friction. It has less of the peculiar
          properties of the plant than the black pepper. Pepper
          is used in medicine as a carminative stimulant.
    2. (Bot.) 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
    3. Any plant of the genus Capsicum, and its fruit; red
       pepper; as, the bell pepper.
    Note: The term pepper has been extended to various other
          fruits and plants, more or less closely resembling the
          true pepper, esp. to the common varieties of
          {Capsicum}. See {Capsicum}, and the Phrases, below.
    {African pepper}, the Guinea pepper. See under {Guinea}.
    {Cayenne pepper}. See under {Cayenne}.
    {Chinese pepper}, the spicy berries of the {Xanthoxylum
       piperitum}, a species of prickly ash found in China and
    {Guinea pepper}. See under {Guinea}, and {Capsicum}.
    {Jamaica pepper}. See {Allspice}.
    {Long pepper}.
       (a) The spike of berries of {Piper longum}, an East Indian
       (b) The root of {Piper, or Macropiper, methysticum}. See
    {Malaguetta}, or {Meleguetta}, {pepper}, the aromatic seeds
       of the {Amomum Melegueta}, an African plant of the Ginger
       family. They are sometimes used to flavor beer, etc.,
       under the name of {grains of Paradise}.
    {Red pepper}. See {Capsicum}.
    {Sweet pepper bush} (Bot.), an American shrub ({Clethra
       alnifolia}), with racemes of fragrant white flowers; --
       called also {white alder}.
    {Pepper box} or {caster}, a small box or bottle, with a
       perforated lid, used for sprinkling ground pepper on food,
    {Pepper corn}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {Pepper elder} (Bot.), a West Indian name of several plants
       of the Pepper family, species of {Piper} and {Peperomia}.
    {Pepper moth} (Zo["o]l.), a European moth ({Biston
       betularia}) having white wings covered with small black
    {Pepper pot}, a mucilaginous soup or stew of vegetables and
       cassareep, much esteemed in the West Indies.
    {Pepper root}. (Bot.). See {Coralwort}.
    {pepper sauce}, a condiment for the table, made of small red
       peppers steeped in vinegar.
    {Pepper tree} (Bot.), an aromatic tree ({Drimys axillaris})
       of the Magnolia family, common in New Zealand. See
       {Peruvian mastic tree}, under {Mastic}.
  2. \Pep"per\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Peppered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Peppering}.]
    1. To sprinkle or season with pepper.
    2. Figuratively: To shower shot or other missiles, or blows,
       upon; to pelt; to fill with shot, or cover with bruises or
       wounds. ``I have peppered two of them.'' ``I am peppered,
       I warrant, for this world.'' --Shak.
  3. \Pep"per\, v. i.
    To fire numerous shots (at).
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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing pepper in your dream indicates that you need to put a little more spice and variety in your life. Alternatively, there may be something that is bothering or irritating you and your dream may be trying to point to the source.
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