adjective Date: 1751 salt-and-pepper

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • pepper-and-salt — adj also salt and pepper pepper and salt hair is starting to become grey …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pepper-and-salt — [pep′ər ən sôlt′] adj. SALT AND PEPPER …   English World dictionary

  • Pepper and salt — may refer to: * Erigenia bulbosa , a plant native to the Eastern United States * Philotheca spicata , a plant native to Western Australia …   Wikipedia

  • pepper-and-salt — /pep euhr euhn sawlt /, adj. 1. composed of a fine mixture of black with white: pepper and salt hair. n. 2. an apparel fabric having a pepper and salt effect. 3. the harbinger of spring. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • pepper-and-salt — adjective coloured with small areas of black and white mixed together: a pepper and salt beard …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pepper-and-salt — UK / US adjective pepper and salt hair is black and grey …   English dictionary

  • pepper-and-salt — pep′per and salt′ adj. tex composed of a fine mixture of black and white or sometimes (in fabric) of two colors • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • pepper-and-salt — adjective flecked or speckled with intermingled dark and light shades …   English new terms dictionary

  • pepper-and-salt — noun a fabric woven with flecks of light and dark • Hypernyms: ↑fabric, ↑cloth, ↑material, ↑textile …   Useful english dictionary

  • pepper-and-salt — /pɛpər ən ˈsɒlt/ (say pepuhr uhn solt) adjective 1. composed of a fine mixture of black with white, as cloth. 2. (of hair) streaked with grey …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”