from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pungent spice consisting of whole or ground dried peppercorns that have had the skin and pulp removed.

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  • noun The peppercorn and spice of a light colored variety of pepper (contrast black pepper). Used as a spice in light colored foods such as cream sauces.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun pepper ground from husked peppercorns
  • noun climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam


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