pepper pot

noun

Definition of pepper pot 

1 British : pepperbox sense 1

2a : a highly seasoned West Indian stew of vegetables and meat or fish

b : a thick soup of tripe, meat, dumplings, and vegetables highly seasoned especially with crushed peppercorns

called also Philadelphia pepper pot

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Of harps and pepper pots and the groaning King’s alone, Lin Fail. Stanton Delaplane, San Francisco Chronicle, "Comes now upon us St. Patrick’s Day, Stanton Delaplane, 1953," 7 Mar. 2018 Or look at the pepper pot, selected by the BBC as one of 100 objects to tell the story of the history of the world. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "A Search for a Lost Hammer Led to the Largest Cache of Roman Treasure Ever Found in Britain," 9 Jan. 2018

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1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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