pepper mill


Definition of pepper mill

: a hand mill for grinding peppercorns

Examples of pepper mill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add the juice of three Meyer lemons, one small minced shallot, 1 Tbsp rice-wine vinegar, a few sprigs of tarragon, and several turns of a black-pepper mill. Esquire, "3 Tiny, Easy Recipes from the Best New Restaurants," 17 Oct. 2013 Whisk orange juice and lime juice in a small bowl; season with salt and 8 turns of a pepper mill, or about ¾ tsp. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "Curry-Poached Chicken with Rice and Scallions," 19 May 2017 The best part of the this pepper mill is the stainless steel grinder. Priya Krishna, GQ, "Five Chef-Approved Ways to Fix Your Sad Bachelor Fridge," 10 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of pepper mill

1631, in the meaning defined above

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“Pepper mill.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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