pepperoni


pep·per·o·ni

noun \ˌpe-pə-ˈrō-nē\

: a spicy sausage that is usually eaten on pizza

Full Definition of PEPPERONI

:  a highly seasoned beef and pork sausage

Origin of PEPPERONI

Italian peperoni cayenne peppers, plural of peperone, augmentative of pepe pepper, from Latin piper — more at pepper
First Known Use: 1921

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