Pepperidge
Pepperidge Pep"per*idge, n. [Cf. NL. berberis, E. barberry.] (Bot.) A North American tree ({Nyssa multiflora}) with very tough wood, handsome oval polished leaves, and very acid berries, -- the sour gum, or common tupelo. See {Tupelo}. [Written also {piperidge} and {pipperidge}.] [1913 Webster]

{Pepperidge bush} (Bot.), the barberry. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, , (Nyssa multiflora)


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  • pepperidge — ☆ pepperidge [pep′ər ij΄] n. [var. of Brit dial. pipperidge, the barberry ] BLACK GUM …   English World dictionary

  • pepperidge — Tupelo Tu pe*lo, n. [Tupelo, or tupebo, the native American Indian name.] (Bot.) A North American tree ({Nyssa multiflora}) of the Dogwood family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red berries. The wood is crossgrained and very difficult… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pepperidge — /pep euhr ij/, n. See sour gum. [1815 25; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pepperidge — noun Nyssa sylvatica, a medium sized deciduous tree of North America …   Wiktionary

  • pepperidge — n. Tupelo, sour gum, sour gum tree (Nyssa multiflora) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pepperidge — pep·per·idge …   English syllables

  • pepperidge — pep•per•idge [[t]ˈpɛp ər ɪdʒ[/t]] n. pln sour gum • Etymology: 1815–25; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

  • pepperidge — noun columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have brilliant color in early fall • Syn: ↑sour gum, ↑black gum, ↑Nyssa sylvatica • Hypernyms: ↑tupelo, ↑tupelo tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pepperidge Farm — was founded in 1937 by Margaret Rudkin, who named the brand after her family s property in Fairfield, Connecticut, which in turn was named for the pepperidge tree, Nyssa sylvatica . In 1961, the company was purchased by the Campbell Soup… …   Wikipedia

  • Pepperidge Farm — Rechtsform Incorporated Gründung 1937 Sitz Vereinigte Staaten   …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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