from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The pungent fruit of plants of the genus Capsicum.


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  • The cook, Mary, is small, Irish, gray, with the temper of a pepper-pod and the voice of a guinea-hen suffering from bronchitis, but she can cook like an angel.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm

  • "Oh, no!" said Corny; "we just intend to have a little coronation, and to ask the people to remember that she's a queen and not a pepper-pod woman; and if you could just give us a paper commission, and sign it, we should -- at least I should -- feel a good deal easier."

    A Jolly Fellowship

  • -- I should like to take a sling with him, or a drap of cyder with a pepper-pod in it, to make it warm and comfortable.

    The Contrast: A Comedy

  • To garnish the cutlets, cut some tiny green leaves from pickled gherkins, and red ones from the skin of a red pepper-pod, and place two of each in the centre of each cutlet, star-shaped; a touch of white sauce will make them stick; place a speck of parsley not larger than a pin’s head in the centre.

    Choice Cookery

  • "She ought to give up this pepper-pod business right away.

    A Jolly Fellowship


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