Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hot or peppery quality.

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  • noun The quality of being peppery.

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  • noun a hot spiciness

Etymologies

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peppery +‎ -ness

Examples

  • This dressing works superbly as a counterbalance to the arugula's pepperiness, which is mellowed out by the nuttiness of bean sprouts.

    Posh Guy Food

  • Although attractive in its distinct pepperiness, unlike vintage port, which is only made in the very best years, it doesn't improve with bottle age.

    A Nation Passing On the Port

  • After trying out both spring onions and parsley I decide that the subtler flavour of chives works better: the hot pepperiness of both ingredients is a distraction from the soothing, salty potatoey-ness of the dish.

    How to cook perfect fishcakes

  • Tasting notes: The mildest of the lot; along with a light gingery pepperiness, the ale has great lemon and apple flavors, with gentle carbonation.

    The Spice Is Right

  • Gwyneth also sticks in anchovies far too strong and tops her vongole with basil, which similarly confuses the tastebuds – the sharp pepperiness of flat-leaf parsley is a better foil for the flavours beneath.

    How to cook perfect spaghetti alle vongole

  • Gwyneth also sticks in anchovies far too strong and tops her vongole with basil, which similarly confuses the tastebuds – the sharp pepperiness of flat-leaf parsley is a better foil for the flavours beneath.

    How to cook perfect spaghetti alle vongole

  • Ginger cake demands both the pepperiness of the dried form, and the "zing" of the fresh root for absolute perfection.

    How to cook perfect ginger cake

  • For instance, she used to pair a Cane and Ebel Rye Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Co. in Warrenville, Ill., for a dish of pork sausage with mushrooms, onion, bacon and lentils at DBGB Kitchen and Bar, where she once worked, because the beer has "a pepperiness that tasted like a quick grind of black pepper."

    The Art of Picking the Perfect Beer for a Meal

  • After trying out both spring onions and parsley I decide that the subtler flavour of chives works better: the hot pepperiness of both ingredients is a distraction from the soothing, salty potatoey-ness of the dish.

    How to cook perfect fishcakes

  • At their best, these wines exude a soft, plummy, silky character, with notes of violets, spices and a gentle pepperiness.

    Vintage Bargain-Hunting

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