Definitions of pepper

  1. any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
  2. attack with missiles or questions
  3. sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum
  4. attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; " pelt the speaker with questions"
  5. add pepper to; " pepper the soup"
  6. A well- known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the Piper nigrum.
  7. The plant which yields pepper, an East Indian woody climber ( Piper nigrum), with ovate leaves and apetalous flowers in spikes opposite the leaves. The berries are red when ripe. Also, by extension, any one of the several hundred species of the genus Piper, widely dispersed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the earth.
  8. Any plant of the genus Capsicum, and its fruit; red pepper; as, the bell pepper.
  9. To sprinkle or season with pepper.
  10. Figuratively: To shower shot or other missiles, or blows, upon; to pelt; to fill with shot, or cover with bruises or wounds.
  11. To fire numerous shots ( at).
  12. A hot spice made of the ground seeds of various East Indian plants.
  13. To season with this hot spice; to shower objects upon, as stones.
  14. A plant and its fruit, with a hot, pungent taste.
  15. A plant and its pungent spicy fruit.
  16. To season with pepper; pelt; scold.
  17. A tropical climbing shrub, its pungent aromatic berries, or a condiment prepared from them.
  18. A hot pungent spice.
  19. To sprinkle with pepper; to beat; to pelt with shot.
  20. A well- known pungent spice, much used as a seasoning when ground to a powder.
  21. To sprinkle with pepper; to pelt; to mangle or pierce with a number of missiles, as with shot.

Usage examples for pepper

  1. Better pepper young Caleb. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  2. An' here's the pepper- box! – The Life of Nancy by Sarah Orne Jewett
  3. How nice it was that Mamsie had promised she might try this very morning while Mrs. Pepper was down at the parsonage, mending the minister's study carpet. – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  4. That would hardly be fair to Pepper, who might wish to choose for himself.... – The Debit Account by Oliver Onions
  5. I remembered it, though, and when Pepper advised me to go in for caricature, it seemed as if the two things might be worked together. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  6. The day had come; the dawn made a crimson flame in the false- pepper trees. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  7. It is fortunate that you are here, for they must see you, and it would have been hard for me to fetch the other things: the salt, the Indian pepper, and the jug of Pelusinian zythus, which Satabus is always so fond of drinking." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  8. Pepper and salt trowis, ma'am, and a morsel of hair on the tip of his chin. – Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893 by Hall Caine
  9. Charlemagne, and still paid the annual tribute of a glove full of pepper to the German empire. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  10. The spring boasted a pepper tree, a lovely thing of delicate foliage, gazing at itself in the mirrored blue of the spring. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  11. When this delicate matter had been arranged,-" Come," said Pepper, " come, get your hat; but, bless me! – Paul Clifford, Volume 1. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. " Let's give it the Scout's salute," suggested Pepper, with enthusiasm as the laugh over Don's serious remark died away. – The Boy Scouts on the Yukon by Ralph Victor
  13. This foolhardy boy, whose name was Pepper, climbed up the rock to write his name above the rest. – Stories of American Life and Adventure by Edward Eggleston
  14. I got hold of the pepper- box last time. – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  15. Young Pepper knew no more. – Stories of American Life and Adventure by Edward Eggleston
  16. They pushed off, scrambling into the boat, and we sent more silent, hot pepper after the legs that dallied. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  17. A table- spoonful of black pepper. – Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats by Miss Leslie
  18. Remove from the fire; add salt, white pepper, and the rest of the butter; stir until the butter melts, and serve immediately. – The Cauliflower by A. A. Crozier
  19. It may be as sweet as sugar; or sharp as a lime; or as stinging as red pepper. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  20. Chester made his way across the lawn and in at the side door which led to the dimly lighted village offices of Redfield Pepper Burns, physician and surgeon. – Red Pepper Burns by Grace S. Richmond