American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The small, dark, unripe fruit of the pepper plant (Piper nigrum), used whole or ground as a pungent spice.
- n. The plant Piper nigrum.
- n. The seeds (peppercorns) of the plant Piper nigrum which are commonly used as a spice and seasoning. They are either used whole, or in a ground or crushed form. (White pepper is made from black peppercorns which have had their dark skins removed.)
- n. pepper that is ground from whole peppercorns with husks on
- n. climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
“On the third day, it is rubbed with sweet oil, bathed in warm water, and half a pie-weight of garlic, one-quarter pie-weight of black pepper heated in a kin-weight of castor oil is given, and repeated every second day.”
“Take of hemp-leaves, well washed, 3 drams black pepper 45 grains and of cloves, nutmeg and mace (which add to the intoxication) each 12 grains.”
“Another intoxicant is “Sabzi,” dried hemp-leaves, poppy-seed, cucumber heed, black pepper and cardamoms rubbed down in a mortar with a wooden pestle, and made drinkable by adding milk, ice-cream, etc.”
““Chef’s specials today are sesame-crusted salmon fillet served on a bed of shiitake fried rice with poached scallions and a reduced ginger soy glaze, or sirloin steak gently braised with organic root vegetables from Vermont, black pepper sauce, and—””
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