Definitions of pepper

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