pepper pot


British : pepperbox sense 1
: a highly seasoned West Indian stew of vegetables and meat or fish
: a thick soup of tripe, meat, dumplings, and vegetables highly seasoned especially with crushed peppercorns

called also Philadelphia pepper pot

Examples of pepper pot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How delicious, to find wild boar pepper pot, jerk chicken and curried beef in a vibrant Austin restaurant on E. 7th Street. Dallas News, 17 Nov. 2022 Other traditional Kwanzaa dishes include jambalaya, black-eyed peas, pepper pot soup and curry dishes, with a large emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables of the harvest. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 21 Dec. 2022 Scotch bonnets star in several of the island's iconic dishes, including escovitch fish, pepper pot soup and curry goat. Terry Ward, CNN, 27 Oct. 2022 On the menu, find plantain chips, albacore ceviche, or pink pineapple to start; rotating fish in a rum butter sauce, wild boar pepper pot or jerk chicken as mains; and Bristol-Joseph's buttery take on roti is a must. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 13 Oct. 2022 Then there’s the pepper pot, which forgoes the spice of the capsicum pepper, one of the dish’s traditional ingredients. Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 Then Draluck served a beef pepper pot and, as the fifth course, braised rabbit with toasted middlins and vegetables. Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 Currie lists corned pork, pepper pot, jerk sauce, roasted tubers and run down as examples of Jamaican foods that were adopted from the Maroons. Daphne Ewing-Chow, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 The house has a small memorial and museum now (though not in Beethoven’s original apartment, which is off limits to the public) containing some of his personal items, like a salt and pepper pot set and some reproductions of his sheet music. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pepper pot was in 1679

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“Pepper pot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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