long pepper

noun

Definition of long pepper

1a : the fruit of an eastern Asiatic pepper (Piper longum) consisting of elongated spikes that are ground to produce a condiment somewhat sweeter and more aromatic but less pungent than common pepper
b : any of several plants of the genus Piper (as the kava)
2a : a hot pepper (Capsicum frutescens longum) with extremely pungent slender elongated drooping red or yellow fruits that are the chief source of cayenne pepper
b : the fruit of a long pepper

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More About long pepper

Dictionary Entries Near long pepper

long pennant

long pepper

long-period variable

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for long pepper

Cite this Entry

“Long pepper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20pepper. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!