bird pepper


Examples of bird pepper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This style, Jamaican jerk, began in the 17th century when escaped enslaved people (Maroons) and surviving Indigenous Taino on the island captured wild hogs, preserved them with pimento (allspice), salt, and bird pepper chiles, wrapped them in leaves, and cooked them underground. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1696, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bird pepper was in 1696

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Cite this Entry

“Bird pepper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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