- n climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
- n any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
- n pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground
- n sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum
- v add pepper to
pepper the soup
- v attack and bombard with or as if with missiles
- In a current cinema called When Thief Meets Thief, mention is made of a man who committed suicide because of fluctuations in the pepper market.
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 3 garlic cloves, minced bunch cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon dried oregano fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Is pepper necessary to the national defense? Manhattan pepper importers went to court last week to challenge the seizure by the War Food Administration of 6 million pounds of .
- Sarah Palin in International Herald Tribune
I never asked for anything more than a Diet Dr. Pepper once in a while,Palin said as she returned to the governor's office from her two-month odyssey as the GOP vice presidential nominee.
- Cedric Benson in Chicago Sun-Times
Benson tells a much different story: "Even after they pepper-sprayed me, I have no idea why they did that. I was cooperative. I asked them several times why they did that and they didn't give me an answer."
- Joel Gretsch in Washington Post
I never had that moment where you have that big epiphany like, `Oh my goodness!' I mean, I always knew Bill was famous,says Gretsch, adding, "he's just happy I'm working. It's always, are you working? Great! Pass the salt and pepper.'"