Definition of peppercorn
: a dried berry of the black pepper
Recent Examples of peppercorn from the Web
In a large saucepan, stir the vinegar, sugar, salt, bay leaf and peppercorns together over medium-high heat until the vinegar is very hot and the sugar dissolves.
Staples: flour, olive oil, garlic, salt and black peppercorns.
The cold, sliced poultry, served in a broth of oil, vegetable broth and a few different kinds of chiles and tingly Sichuan peppercorns, is almost impossible to resist.
Two initial rotating taps are a pair of Saisons - a refreshing Grisette and an ale brewed with several types of peppercorn, a wonderfully complex ale.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of peppercorn
before 12th century
PEPPERCORN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of peppercorn for English Language Learners
: a dried berry from an Indian plant that is ground to make pepper
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