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pepper

pep·per

pepper

 
 
pronunciation:
pe pr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a spicy condiment obtained from the dried, esp. black berries of any of various tropical vines of the East Indies.
definition 2: the plant that produces this berry, or any of various related plants.
definition 3: any of various fleshy, podlike fruits that vary in size, shape, color, and sweetness, and that include the pimiento and the green and red bell peppers.
 
definition 4: the woody tropical plant from which this fruit comes.
definition 5: any of a number of condiments made from the spicier varieties of this fruit, such as chili or cayenne pepper.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: peppered, peppering, peppers
definition 1: to season or dot with pepper.
definition 2: to enliven by adding bits of humor or interesting information.
He peppered his speech with references to the president.
definition 3: to pelt or hit with small objects.
similar words:
hail
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