black pepper

black pepper
noun Date: before 12th century a spice that consists of the dried berry of an Indian vine ground with the black husk still on; also the plant (Piper nigrum) that yields black pepper

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Black pepper — Pepper plant with immature peppercorns Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • black pepper — n. pepper ground from the whole fruits of the pepper plant, including the black outer covering: see PEPPER (n. 1) …   English World dictionary

  • black pepper — noun uncount pepper produced from dried crushed pepper seeds and their hard black cover …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • black pepper — n [U] pepper made from crushed seeds from which the dark outer covering has not been removed →↑white pepper …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • black pepper — n a condiment that consists of the fruit of an East Indian plant of the genus Piper (P. nigrum) ground with the black husk still on …   Medical dictionary

  • black pepper — noun 1. climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam • Syn: ↑pepper, ↑common pepper, ↑white pepper, ↑Madagascar pepper, ↑Piper nigrum • Hypernyms: ↑true …   Useful english dictionary

  • black pepper — a hot, sharp condiment prepared from the dried berries of a tropical vine, Piper nigrum. * * * or pepper Perennial, woody climbing vine (Piper nigrum) of the family Piperaceae, native to India; also, the hotly pungent spice made from its berries …   Universalium

  • black pepper — N UNCOUNT Black pepper is pepper which is dark in colour and has been made from the dried berries of the pepper plant, including their black outer cases …   English dictionary

  • black pepper — juodasis pipiras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pipirinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Piper nigrum), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje (Indijoje). Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Piper nigrum angl. black… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • black pepper — black′ pep′per n. a hot, sharp condiment prepared from the dried berries of a tropical vine Piper nigrum[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

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