Definition of monk's pepper
- Vitex goes by the names chaste tree and monk's pepper. Both stem from its long use in Europe, where it is native, as a medicinal herb to lower the libido …
- —Dan Gill, Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 28 May 2011
- The researchers tested dried extract of the fruit of Vitex agnus castus, a tree found widely in southern Europe and western Asia for centuries. It traditionally was also thought to counteract sexual desire; along with chasteberry, it has also been called monk's pepper tree.
- —John O'Neil, New York Times, 6 Feb. 2001