from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dried berry of the pepper vine Piper nigrum.
- n. A small or insignificant thing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The seeds of the plant Piper nigrum. Commonly used as a spice, usually but not always ground or crushed.
- n. A small, insignificant quantity; a nominal consideration used to satisfy the requirements for the creation of a legal contract.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See in the Vocabulary.
- n. A dried berry of the black pepper (Piper nigrum).
- n. Anything insignificant; a particle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The berry or fruit of the pepper-plant.
- n. Hence A small particle; an insignificant quantity; something of inconsiderable value.
- Of trifling or inconsiderable value or consequence.
- n. See the extract and peppercorn hair.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground
Sorry, no etymologies found.
And she tells us a bit about the history of pepper, and where the expression "peppercorn rent" comes from.
WE've even pink saltlakes that occur naturally!!! then there's a species similar to pepper with a pink 'peppercorn'!!!!!
Wiki goes on to say that botanically, all chillies and peppers are basically chillies, and that pepper properly refers to our black "peppercorn" pepper.
Think about that the next time you see a "peppercorn" on your admittedly otherwise perfect DiFara's slice.
Garlic, onions, whole spices such as peppercorn and sauces such as pesto maintain a better texture and don't turn bitter or overworked in the mortar.
It is kinky and grows in the little clusters or "peppercorn" bunches peculiar to negro races.
The football club has since paid a "peppercorn" rent of £10 a year to use the facilities, with the condition they run youth teams and pay for the upkeep of the changing rooms.
Dean, aged 45, from Southport, used to cook and eat more creamy and less healthy foods such as peppercorn sauces with steaks and chicken champignon.
And now it's just me, a sofa, a laptop, a cup of strawberry peppercorn tea, a Saturday, and forty student manuscripts.
Add more sea salt and peppercorn to taste, then add the grated cheese.