Pepperidge bush
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.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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