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1. Of, containing, or resembling pepper; sharp or pungent in flavor.
2. Vigorously sharp-tempered: a peppery sales clerk.
3. Sharp and stinging in style or content; vivid or fiery: peppery criticism.

pep′per·i·ness n.
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Noun1.pepperiness - a hot spiciness
spicery, spiciness, spice - the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
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The green dot of watercress puree adds great pepperiness.
Bitterness and pepperiness of olive oil are positive characteristics because they indicate the presence of healthful polyphenols.
Obviously they look radishing (sorry) in any salad and have a fiery pepperiness when you eat them raw (dipped in garlic mayo our favourite), but have you ever thought of roasting radishes?
Sprouts are a good alternative to cabbage or kale in slaws and salads, but as they lack a definitive crunch or hot pepperiness, it's best to let them mingle with their dressing for a while.
Warm winter vegetables and served in a little cup, it was smooth and seasoned just right with a bit of pepperiness.
With a light spicy toffee aroma, this is a zesty beer with hints of grapefruit or lime, a very slight warming pepperiness at the end, and even a very slightly salty edge.
It is a mix of 50percent Sicilian extra virgin olive oil and 50percent Puglian extra virgin olive oil giving it a delicious balance of grassy, fruity notes followed by a hint of pepperiness.
Matching haggis with this IPA gently subdues the hoppier aspects of the beer while the latter's citrus elements seem to reduce any pepperiness in the food.
I've also added rocket leaves for a bit of pepperiness and a squeeze of orange juice as well as lemon, which adds a little sweetness to balance out the citrus acidity.
Coffee flavor from chicory," said Tom Conti, "I think that gives you that pepperiness and spiciness.
I decided to add a few capers, a swirl of grain mustard, some rocket and radishes for pepperiness and shards of radicchio for a nice bitter touch.
Arugula is an interesting green--it has a well-defined flavor and pepperiness that definitely brings heat.