peppercorn

noun pep·per·corn \ ˈpe-pər-ˌkȯrn \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of peppercorn

: a dried berry of the black pepper

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First Known Use of peppercorn

before 12th century

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Definition of peppercorn for English Language Learners

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


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