Peppercorn Pep"per*corn`, n. 1. A dried berry of the black pepper ({Piper nigrum}). [1913 Webster]

2. Anything insignificant; a particle. [1913 Webster]

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  • peppercorn — UK [ˈpepə(r)ˌkɔː(r)n] / US [ˈpepərˌkɔrn] noun [countable] Word forms peppercorn : singular peppercorn plural peppercorns a small dried fruit, especially one that is black, that is crushed to make pepper …   English dictionary

  • peppercorn — noun a) the seeds of the plant Piper nigrum. Commonly used as a spice, usually but not always ground or crushed. b) a small, insignificant quantity, as in peppercorn rent …   Wiktionary

  • peppercorn — noun Peppercorn is used before these nouns: ↑rent …   Collocations dictionary

  • peppercorn — A dried berry of the black pepper. In English law, the reservation of a merely nominal rent, on a lease, was sometimes expressed by a stipulation for the payment of a peppercorn …   Black's law dictionary

  • peppercorn — n. 1 the dried berry of Piper nigrum as a condiment. 2 (in full peppercorn rent) a nominal rent …   Useful english dictionary

  • peppercorn — noun Date: before 12th century a dried berry of the black pepper …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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