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See black gum.
[From variant of British English dialectal pipperidge, barberry, from Anglo-Norman peperonge, rose hip, perhaps from alteration of Medieval Latin berberis, barberry; see barberry, or perhaps from an element akin to Anglo-Norman pepin, pip, pippin and peple, damson + rouge, red; see rouge.]
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(Plants) another name for sour gum
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a tupelo, Nyssa sylvatica, of E North America, with egg-shaped leaves and round, dark blue fruit.Also called black gum, pepperidge.
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|Noun||1.||pepperidge - columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have brilliant color in early fall|
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