pep·​per·​corn | \ ˈpe-pər-ˌkȯrn How to pronounce peppercorn (audio) \

Definition of peppercorn

: a dried berry of the black pepper

Examples of peppercorn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Garlic and kimchi cheese fries and togarashi fries with Szechuan peppercorn will also be available for sides. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "The team behind Clever Koi is opening a fast-casual ramen and bao restaurant in Scottsdale," 17 Sep. 2020 Spike preserved lemons with bay, peppercorns or saffron, which will add another layer of verve. Washington Post, "Capture the sunny freshness of lemons with syrup, marmalade and preserves," 4 May 2020 When the garlic and ginger soften, add the gochujang, soy sauce, brown sugar and Sichuan peppercorns, if using. cleveland, "Mapo Ragù blends Korean, Chinese, Italian flavors," 17 Apr. 2020 Now the style can be found using botanicals from the West Coast, from California bay leaf to pink peppercorn. Sunset Magazine, "Build the Ultimate Bar Cart with These Award-Winning Spirits," 12 Apr. 2020 And in his take on a classic beef Wellington, the pastry is as flaky as a croissant, the coating of duxelles both judicious and flavorful, the filet mignon perfectly cooked in its green peppercorn sauce, all paired with a silky chestnut purée. Adam Gollner, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Young Chefs Transforming Montreal's Food Scene," 1 Apr. 2020 Into his 20s, the prince is said to have received feudal dues of 100 silver shillings and a pound of peppercorns from the mayor of Launceston in Cornwall. Benjamin Mueller, New York Times, "Harry and Meghan’s Big Funding Source Is Private. Sort of.," 27 Jan. 2020 Between the dragons and lions painted on the walls and the custardy brined tofu carpeted with garlic, scallions and chiles (and numbing with Sichuan peppercorns), there’s plenty to feed Instagram. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 7 favorite places to eat right now," 25 Nov. 2019 Remove the mapo doufu from the heat, sprinkle on 1 teaspoon ground peppercorns (store the extra in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place) and green onion. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Mapo Doufu," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of peppercorn

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Peppercorn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of peppercorn

: a dried berry from an Indian plant that is ground to make pepper

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