from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, containing, or resembling pepper; sharp or pungent in flavor.
- adj. Vigorously sharp-tempered: a peppery sales clerk.
- adj. Sharp and stinging in style or content; vivid or fiery: peppery criticism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having the taste of pepper.
- adj. Having a fiery temperament.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to pepper; having the qualities of pepper; hot; pungent.
- adj. Fig.: Hot-tempered; passionate; choleric.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to pepper; resembling pepper, as in appearance, taste, etc.; sharp; pungent; hot: as, a peppery appearance.
- Choleric; irritable; warm; passionate; sharp; stinging: as, a peppery disposition; a peppery answer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having the piquant burning taste of peppers
Until then, you can try it on your potatoes, your biscuits, your rice or anything else you want to drown in peppery, creamy delight.
In the new summer movie, Salt, Angelia Jolie delivers what might be called a peppery performance -- sharp, sassy and a little stinging.
But only temporarily, because the depth returns, although when it does, the hints of Mitsouko's trademark buttery powderiness are replaced with what I would describe as peppery powderiness.
A poster called peppery posed this question on the urban 75 boards where much passionate discussion continues about recent events.
Spicy this word is associated with the Syrah grape ( "peppery" is another) that's grown in the Rhone Valley, Australia and various parts of the world including California and Washington.
"Oh, Mrs. Green will get something for us, never fear," said Dick, mentioning the matron of Putnam Hall, who was a warm-hearted and generous woman, even though a little bit "peppery" at times.
When they are merely angular we may infer impatience and a "peppery" disposition.
Releasing her worshipers, cleansed from her icy embrace, the pure maiden of the mountains carries her transparent waves through the burning plains of Hindostan; and only three hundred and forty-eight miles lower down, on passing through Cawnpore, do her waters begin to grow thicker and darker, while, on reaching Benares, they transform themselves into a kind of peppery pea soup.
And, the position of the orchard 300 meters above sea level gives the olives a "specific rich, tangy taste" and makes the extra virgin olive oil distinctively "peppery".
I had this particular wine that was like described as "peppery" and it straight up tasted like pepper.