pepper-and-salt


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pep·per-and-salt

(pĕp′ər-ən-sôlt′)
adj.
Salt-and-pepper.

pepper-and-salt

adj
1. (Textiles) (of cloth) marked with a fine mixture of black and white
2. (of hair) streaked with grey

pep′per-and-salt′



adj.
composed of a fine mixture of black and white or sometimes (in fabric) of two colors.
[1765–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pepper-and-salt - a fabric woven with flecks of light and dark
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Translations

pepper-and-salt

[ˌpɛpərənˈsɔːlt] adj (hair) → brizzolato/a, sale e pepe inv
References in classic literature ?
The pair were oddly contrasted: the American very neat in his black coat and pepper-and-salt trousers, thin and dried-up, with something of ecclesiastical unction already in his manner; and the Englishman in his loose tweed suit, large-limbed and slow of gesture.
He deplored the American's black coat and pepper-and-salt trousers, and spoke with a scornful shrug of his New England conscience.
Lest anybody should feel a curiosity to know how Kit was clad, it may be briefly remarked that he wore no livery, but was dressed in a coat of pepper-and-salt with waistcoat of canary colour, and nether garments of iron-grey; besides these glories, he shone in the lustre of a new pair of boots and an extremely stiff and shiny hat, which on being struck anywhere with the knuckles, sounded like a drum.