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pepper

pep·per

pepper

 
 
pronunciation:
pe pr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a spice that comes from the dried berries of tropical vines in southeast Asia.
I like salt and pepper on my potatoes.
definition 2: a hollow fruit that varies in size, shape, and color. Peppers can have either a hot or sweet taste. They are eaten as a vegetable or used to season other foods.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: peppered, peppering, peppers
definition 1: to season or dot with pepper.
The cook peppered the stew until it was just right.
definition 2: to hit with small objects.
The gardener peppered the ground with grass seed.
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