black pepper

noun

Definition of black pepper

  1. :  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

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of black pepper

before 12th century


BLACK PEPPER Defined for English Language Learners

black pepper

noun

Definition of black pepper for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

black pepper

noun

Medical Definition of black pepper

  1. :  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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