Peppered
Pepper Pep"per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Peppered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Peppering}.] 1. To sprinkle or season with pepper. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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  • peppered — adjective a) Seasoned with pepper. This heavily peppered soup was traditionally prepared to celebrate the rite of marriage in Languedoc. b) Speckled. Prior to 1900, within the population of peppered moths the vast majority were lightly peppered;… …   Wiktionary

  • peppered — used to describe a pigment pattern of dark stippling …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • peppered — Synonyms and related words: apertured, bespangled, blotched, blotchy, crible, dotted, dotty, dusted, fenestrated, flea bitten, flecked, fleckered, frecked, freckled, freckly, holey, honeycombed, like Swiss cheese, macular, maculate, maculated,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • peppered — adj. spicy, piquant; peppery; containing pepper pep·per || pepÉ™(r) n. type of vegetable v. season with pepper; add pepper …   English contemporary dictionary

  • peppered — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Peppered butterflyfish — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • peppered moth — см. Приложение 1 (Biston betularia). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • peppered moth — peppered moth. См. березовая пяденица. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Peppered moth evolution — This article is about the peppered moth s significance in evolutionary biology. For its evolutionary ancestry, see Insect evolution. Biston betularia f. typica, the white bodied peppered moth …   Wikipedia

  • Peppered moth — Taxobox name = Peppered moth status = NE status system = IUCN3.1 image caption = Biston betularia betularia Verify source|date=July 2007 morpha typica image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera… …   Wikipedia

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