from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A preserved or dried green, white, or black berry of the pepper plant Piper nigrum.
- noun A dried fruit of any of various other plants, such as the pinkish-red fruit of the peppertree.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See the extract and peppercorn
- noun The berry or fruit of the pepper-plant.
- noun Hence A small particle; an insignificant quantity; something of inconsiderable value.
- Of trifling or inconsiderable value or consequence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A dried berry of the black pepper (
- noun Anything insignificant; a particle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The seeds of the plant Piper nigrum. Commonly used as a
spice, usually but not always ground or crushed.
- noun A small,
insignificantquantity; a nominal considerationused to satisfythe requirementsfor the creation of a legal contract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun 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.