pepperer

pepperer

(ˈpɛpərə)
n
1. (Commerce) archaic a spice-dealer; a merchant who sells pepper and other spices
2. a hot-tempered person; a person who enlivens situations
References in classic literature ?
With an alacrity that seemed no less referable to the pepperer fact than to the supper fact, Bob obeyed, and his boots were heard descending towards the bed of the river.
remarked Miss Potterson, rubbing her vexed nose; 'I'm sure I would, if I was obstinate; but I am a pepperer, which is different.
For example, there's CARAPACE, PAMPERER, PEPPERER, REAPPEAR, CRAMMER, CREAMER, PAPERER and PREPARE, as well as many shorter words.
CF pevrier & ML peverarius] 'a seller of pepper' MED, pepperer 'a dealer in pepper and spices; a grocer' 1180 NED; pepper [OE pipor -L.