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n. pl. pep·per·o·nis
1. A highly spiced pork and beef sausage.
2. A slice of this type of sausage.

[Italian peperoni, pl. of peperone, pimento, red pepper, augmentative of pepe, pepper, from Latin piper; see pepper.]
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(Cookery) a highly seasoned dry sausage of pork and beef spiced with pepper, used esp on pizza
[C20: from Italian peperoni, plural of peperone cayenne pepper]
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or pep•er•o•ni

(ˌpɛp əˈroʊ ni)

n., pl. -nis.
a highly seasoned, hard sausage of beef and pork.
[1920–25, Amer.; < Italian peperoni, pl. of peperone cayenne pepper plant, augmentative of pepe pepper]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pepperoni - a pork and beef sausage (or a thin slice of this sausage)pepperoni - a pork and beef sausage (or a thin slice of this sausage)
sausage - highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings
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[pepəˈrəʊnɪ] Nsalchichón m a la pimienta, pepperoni m
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[ˌpɛpəˈrəʊnɪ] nsalsiccia piccante
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With cocktails ranging from Kay's perfect Negroni; to The Isola Del Sole; to The Roman Mule; and foods ranging from Peperoni Ripieni; to Salsa Di Faioli Toscani; to Bucce Di Melanzana Marinate Al Pepe; these are Italian treats that will make any and all special occasion parties and gatherings truly memorable.
One man contacted me to say he was 'horrified' by a pizza that he'd bought where the design of the peperoni looked like erm a bit rude.
** A Pizza Hut faz a primeira venda pela internet registrada, uma pizza de peperoni e champgnon com queijo extra;