Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

peppercorn

play
noun pep·per·corn \-ˌkȯrn\

Simple Definition of peppercorn

  • : a dried berry from an Indian plant that is ground to make pepper

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of peppercorn

  1. :  a dried berry of the black pepper

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of peppercorn

before 12th century


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up peppercorn? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily maudlin prompt angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ