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pep·per·corn

 (pĕp′ər-kôrn′)
n.
1. A preserved or dried green, white, or black berry of the pepper plant Piper nigrum.
2. A dried fruit of any of various other plants, such as the pinkish-red fruit of the peppertree.
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peppercorn

(ˈpɛpəˌkɔːn)
n
1. (Plants) the small dried berry of the pepper plant (Piper nigrum)
2. something trifling
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pep•per•corn

(ˈpɛp ərˌkɔrn)

n.
1. the dried berry of the pepper plant, Piper nigrum.
2. anything very small or insignificant.
adj.
3. (of hair) growing in tight spirals.
[before 1000; Middle English pepercorn, Old English piporcorn]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peppercorn - pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
black pepper - pepper that is ground from whole peppercorns with husks on
white pepper - pepper ground from husked peppercorns
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
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Translations
حُبوب الفُلْفُل
zrnko pepře
peberkorn
borsszem
piparkorn
zrnko čierneho korenia
tane kara biber

peppercorn

[ˈpepəkɔːn]
A. Ngrano m de pimienta
B. CPD peppercorn rent Nalquiler m nominal
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peppercorn

[ˈpɛpərkɔːrn] ngrain m de poivrepepper mill nmoulin m à poivre
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peppercorn

[ˈpɛpəˌkɔːn] ngrano di pepe
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pepper

(ˈpepə) noun
1. the dried, powdered berries of a certain plant, used for seasoning food. white/black pepper; This soup has too much pepper in it.
2. the plant bearing these berries. a pepper plant.
3. any of several red, yellow, or green, hollow seed-containing fruits used as food. red peppers stuffed with rice.
4. any of the plants which bear these.
verb
1. to put pepper in or on (some food). You don't have to pepper the soup.
2. (with with) to throw, fire etc many, usually small, objects at (someone). He peppered them with bullets.
ˈpeppery adjective
1. (of food) containing a lot of pepper. The soup is too peppery.
2. easily made angry. a peppery old man.
ˈpeppercorn noun
the berry of the pepper plant.
ˈpepper-mill noun
a small container in which peppercorns are ground into a powder.
ˈpeppermint noun
1. a flavouring taken from a type of plant and used in sweets etc.
2. (sometimes abbreviated to mint) a sweet flavoured with peppermint. The little boy had a bag of peppermints.
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And yet there is not in France, with its rich variety of soil and climate, a blade, a leaf, a root, a sprig, a peppercorn, which will grow to maturity under conditions more certain than those that have produced this horror.
'The dear little thing,' said Flora, 'having gone off perfectly limp and white and cold in my own house or at least papa's for though not a freehold still a long lease at a peppercorn on the morning when Arthur--foolish habit of our youthful days and Mr Clennam far more adapted to existing circumstances particularly addressing a stranger and that stranger a gentleman in an elevated station--communicated the glad tidings imparted by a person of name of Pancks emboldens me.'
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Irish Peppercorn Studded Burger, Tricolour Slaw & Sweet Potato Wedges Serves 4 Ingredients For the peppercorn burger 500g Irish minced beef - rump, blade or chuck steak (with at least 20% fat content) 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tbsp tomato puree 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander 1 tbsp black peppercorns, cracked 4 burger buns, halved For the tricolour slaw: 225g white cabbage, thinly sliced 100g carrots, grated Finely grated rind, 1 lime Juice of 3 limes 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tbsp caster sugar 1 tsp salt Handful fresh coriander leaves For the sweet potato wedges: 500g orange fleshed sweet potatoes 1 tbsp olive oil Sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper To serve: Salad leaves Caramelised onion relish or tomato chutney Method 1.
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Drizzle the mackerel with the butter sauce and top each fish with a sprig of peppercorn.