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Definitions for Pepper
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pepper, common pepper, black pepper, white pepper, Madagascar pepper, Piper nigrumnoun
climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
capsicum, pepper, capsicum pepper plantnoun
any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground
sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum
add pepper to
"pepper the soup"
attack and bombard with or as if with missiles
"pelt the speaker with questions"
A plant of the family Piperaceae.
A spice prepared from the fermented, dried, unripe red berries of this plant.
A fruit of the capsicum: red, green, yellow or white, hollow and containing seeds, and in very spicy and mild varieties.
A game used by baseball players to warm up where fielders standing close to a batter rapidly return the batted ball to be hit again
Some ballparks have signs saying "No pepper games".
To add pepper to.
To strike with something made up of small particles.
To be covered with lots of (something made up of small things).
After the hailstorm, the beach was peppered with holes.
To add (something) at frequent intervals.
He liked to pepper his conversation with long words.
Etymology: piper, from piper, from an source; compare.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
We have three kinds of pepper; the black, the white, and the long, which are three different fruits produced by three different plants: black pepper is a dried fruit of the size of a vetch and roundish, but rather of a deep brown than a black colour: with this we are supplied by the Dutch from their East Indian settlements in Java, Malabar and Sumatra, and the plant has the same heat and fiery taste that we find in the pepper: white pepper is commonly factitious, and prepared from the black by taking off the outer bark, but there is a rarer sort, which is a genuine fruit naturally white: long pepper is a fruit gathered while unripe and dried, of an inch or an inch and half in length, and of the thickness of a large goose quill: it much resembles the catkins of some of our trees, and contains several seeds singly in small membranaceous cells, and these seeds are of an acrid, hot and bitterish taste: the whole fruit is of a brownish grey colour and cylindrick in its figure. Hill.
Etymology: piper, Lat. poivre, Fr.
Scatter o’er the blooms the pungent dust
Of pepper, fatal to the frosty tribe. James Thomson, Spring.
Etymology: from the noun.
I have peppered two of them; two I have paid, two rogues in buckram suits. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
a well-known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the Piper nigrum
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 earth
any plant of the genus Capsicum, and its fruit; red pepper; as, the bell pepper
to sprinkle or season with pepper
figuratively: To shower shot or other missiles, or blows, upon; to pelt; to fill with shot, or cover with bruises or wounds
to fire numerous shots (at)
Etymology: [OE. peper, AS. pipor, L. piper, fr. Gr. pe`peri, pi`peri, akin to Skr. pippala, pippali.]
Pepper is a reggae rock band with three members, two originally from Hawaii, and one from California. Now the band is based in San Diego. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Kaleo Wassman, vocalist/bassist Bret Bollinger, and drummer Yesod Williams. Since the band's formation they have released five studio albums as well as one live album.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pep′ėr, n. a pungent aromatic condiment consisting of the dried berries of the pepper-plant, entire or powdered: any plant of genus Piper: a plant of genus Capsicum, or one of its pods, whence Cayenne pepper.—v.t. to sprinkle with pepper: to hit or pelt with shot, &c.: to pelt thoroughly: to do for.—adj. Pepp′er-and-salt′, of a colour composed of a light ground dotted with fine spots of a dark colour, or of a dark ground with light spots.—ns. Pepp′er-box, a box with a perforated top for sprinkling pepper on food; Pepp′er-cake, a kind of spiced cake or gingerbread; Pepp′er-cast′er, the vessel, on a cruet-stand, from which pepper is sprinkled; Pepp′ercorn, the berry of the pepper plant: something of little value—Peppercorn rent, a nominal rent; Pepp′erer, one who sells pepper, a grocer; Pepp′er-gin′gerbread, hot-spiced gingerbread; Pepp′er-grass, any plant of genus Lepidium; Pepp′eriness; Pepp′ermint, a species of mint, aromatic and pungent like pepper: a liquor distilled from the plant: a lozenge flavoured with peppermint—Peppermint-drop, a confection so flavoured; Pepp′er-pot, a West Indian dish, of cassareep, together with flesh or dried fish and vegetables, esp. green okra and chillies: tripe shredded and stewed, with balls of dough and plenty of pepper; Pepp′er-tree, a shrub of the cashew family, native to South America, &c.—also Pepper shrub and Chili pepper; Pepp′erwort, the dittander.—adj. Pepp′ery, possessing the qualities of pepper: hot, choleric.—Æthiopian pepper, the produce of Xylopia Æthiopica; Benin pepper, of Cubeba Clusii; Guinea pepper, or Maleguetta pepper, of Amomum; Jamaica pepper, or Pimento, of species of Eugenia (Myrtaceæ); Long pepper, the fruit of Piper Longum; White pepper, the seed freed from the skin and fleshy part of the fruit by soaking in water and rubbing the dried fruit. [A.S. pipor—L. piper—Gr. peperi—Sans. pippala.]
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pepper is ranked #3178 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Pepper surname appeared 11,374 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Pepper.
89% or 10,133 total occurrences were White.
5.1% or 586 total occurrences were Black.
2.5% or 288 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 216 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.7% or 81 total occurrences were Asian.
0.6% or 71 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Pepper' in Nouns Frequency: #2817
The numerical value of Pepper in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Pepper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Pepper in a Sentence
People come to like a wide variety of innately negative experiences: the burn of chili pepper in the mouth, the bitterness of coffee, the fear from riding on a roller coaster, such benign masochism is widespread in humans, and we really don't know how that process operates.
After further review, the U.S. Secret Service has determined that an agency employee used pepper spray on June 1st, during efforts to secure the area near Lafayette Park, the employee utilized oleoresin capsicum spray, or pepper spray, in response to an assaultive individual.
And people of color continue to experience brutality and being pepper-sprayed, even killed at the hands of law enforcement, and it's got to stop, one of the things I am looking into is whether there might have been a pattern of misconduct -- of police misconduct, either by these officers specifically or more broadly within Windsor Police Department.
Matter Houston activist Ashton Woods:
It’s problematic, what about a taser? What about pepper spray?
As soon as they hit the fence line, the fight was on, violent confrontations from the start. They came with riot helmets, gas masks, shields, pepper spray, fireworks, climbing gear — climbing gear ! — explosives, metal pipes, baseball bats. I have never seen anything like it in 30 years of events in Washington.
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Translations for Pepper
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- pebrotera, pebre, pebrotCatalan, Valencian
- bupur, pupurWelsh
- paprika, peber, chiliDanish
- Pfeffer, PfefferstrauchGerman
- πιπερώνω, πιπεριά, πιπέριGreek
- pipro, paprikoEsperanto
- pimentero, pimienta, pimiento, acribillarSpanish
- paprika, chili, suolata, höystää, chilipippuri, pippuri, pippuroidaFinnish
- poivrier, poivrer, [[assaisonner]] [[de]] [[poivre]], poivron, poivre, pimentFrench
- piperWestern Frisian
- piobarScottish Gaelic
- פִּלְפֵּל, פלפל שחורHebrew
- pimanHaitian Creole
- borsoz, paprika, borsHungarian
- բիբար, պղպեղArmenian
- merica, ladaIndonesian
- pipra, piparIcelandic
- pepare, peperone, pepe, peperoncino, [[condire]] [[con]] [[pepe]]Italian
- წიწაკა, პილპილიGeorgian
- 고추, 후추Korean
- мурч, калемпирKyrgyz
- PefferLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pipars, pipariLatvian
- забиберува, бибер, црн пипер, пиперкаMacedonian
- peper, chilipeperDutch
- azeedíchʼííʼ łibáhí, azeedíchʼííʼNavajo, Navaho
- pieprz, pieprzyćPolish
- salpicar, pimentão, pimenta, apimentar, pimenteiro, pimentoPortuguese
- paiver, peiver, peverRomansh
- piper, ardeiRomanian
- чёрный перец, перец, поперчить, болгарский перец, перчитьRussian
- pibiri, pipere, pibereSardinian
- бибер, paprika, папар, pȁpar, паприка, biberSerbo-Croatian
- okoreniť, koreniť, korenieSlovak
- popoprati, poper, paprikaSlovene
- peppar, peppra, pepparväxt, chilipeppar, paprikaSwedish
- మిరియము, మిరపకాయTelugu
- biber, karabiber, biberlemekTurkish
- qalampir, murch, bolgarskiyUzbek
- hạt tiêuVietnamese
- poevrî, poeveWalloon
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