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A crystalline solid, C17H19NO3, extracted from black pepper and used as flavoring and as an insecticide.
[Latin piper, pepper; see pepper + -ine.]
(Elements & Compounds) a crystalline insoluble alkaloid that is the active ingredient of pepper, used as a flavouring and as an insecticide. Formula: C17H19NO3
[C19: from Latin piper pepper]
pip•er•ine(ˈpɪp əˌrin, -ər ɪn)
a white, crystalline alkaloid, C17H19NO3, obtained from pepper: used as an insecticide.
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|Noun||1.||piperine - derived from pepper (especially black pepper); source of the hotness of black and white pepper|
black pepper, common pepper, Madagascar pepper, pepper, Piper nigrum, white pepper - climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
chemical irritant - a substance producing irritation