black pepper


Definition of black pepper

: a spice that consists of the dried berry of an Indian vine ground with the black husk still on also : the plant (Piper nigrum) that yields black pepper

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Magnet will best separate a mixture of iron filings and black pepper. 2. Wired, "AI Can Pass Standardized Tests—But It Would Fail Preschool," 10 Sep. 2019 The ingredients mention green tea extract and bacopa, B vitamins and black pepper extract. Richard Cooke, The New Republic, "The conservative commentariat’s love affair with nootropics," 3 Sep. 2019 My favorite little detail is buttering the mold and lining it with grated Parmesan and black pepper: a cacio e pepe crust. New York Times, "We Asked a Chef to Keep a Cooking Diary for a Week. Here’s What She Made.," 27 Aug. 2019 Bean Seasoning: • Makes about 2 cups • 1 cup chile powder • 1/2 cup kosher salt • 1/4 cup coarse black pepper• 2 tablespoons onion powder • 2 tablespoons garlic powder • 1 teaspoon ground cumin Combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Guess what the king of Texas BBQ won’t eat? | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 12 Apr. 2018 Mix eggs, chopped garlic, panko, parsley, rosemary, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and 3 oz. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Pork Shoulder Braciola with Ragù," 19 Mar. 2018 Green Goddess Dressing Flaky sea salt Freshly ground black pepperTo make the dressing: Combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk, basil, chives, tarragon, lemon juice, garlic, anchovy, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Peach and avocado salad from new cookbook," 2 July 2019 Add the vegetable oil, tahini, peanut butter, soy sauce, sherry, sherry vinegar, honey, optional sriracha, sesame oil, cayenne and black pepper. Daniel Neman, Twin Cities, "Make dinner in a snap with these rotisserie chicken recipes," 6 June 2019 Whisk vinegar, peach nectar, oil, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt, cayenne, and black pepper in a large bowl to combine. Bon Appetit, "Sweet-and-Spicy Slaw," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of black pepper

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of black pepper

: a food seasoning that is made by grinding the dried berries of an Indian plant along with their hard, black covers

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Medical Definition of black pepper

: a condiment that consists of the fruit of an Indian plant of the genus Piper (P. nigrum) ground with the black husk still on

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