pepper mill


: a hand mill for grinding peppercorns

Examples of pepper mill in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pepper mill was in 1631

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“Pepper mill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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