white pepper


Definition of white pepper

: a pungent condiment that consists of the fruit of a pepper plant (Piper nigrum) ground after the black husk has been removed

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Recent Examples on the Web Add chicken base, or chicken bouillon, white pepper, chopped chives, lemon juice and Tabasco. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "After 35 years, Uptown Cafe is closing. How to recreate some of its most iconic recipes," 18 Nov. 2020 The potatoes were remarkable — as moist and buttery as papas criollas, with the complex warm spices of Xi’an: chile, garlic, Sichuan and white pepper, star anise, cumin, fennel and something that gave it all a distinct umami. New York Times, "Start a New Tradition With Your Thanksgiving Potatoes," 9 Nov. 2020 Where to find a great version now: Handmade noodle specialist Shandong (328 10th St., Oakland) makes a lovely classic version teeming with tofu and white pepper. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "8 Chinese foods Cecilia Chiang helped popularize — and where to eat them now," 29 Oct. 2020 This warm and spicy scent from Burberry has refreshing notes of mandarin tree and violet leaves paired with cedarwood and white pepper. Nikhita Mahtani, CNN Underscored, "The best-selling and best-smelling colognes for any guy," 7 Oct. 2020 Add white pepper, garlic salt, fish sauce, and oyster sauce. Dallas News, "Krio’s Connie Cheng shares recipe for her twist on a traditional Cambodian soup," 6 Oct. 2020 In a small bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, ½ cup water, and a pinch of white pepper. Diana Yen, Bon Appétit, "Chinese Fried Rice Pancakes Are My Mom’s Brilliant Way of Maximizing Leftovers," 3 Sep. 2020 Season with the white pepper and more salt as needed. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "From self-serve food to batched cocktails, here are safety tips for Kentucky Derby at home," 29 Aug. 2020 Add the beans, sugar, molasses, dry mustard, white pepper and salt. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Durgin-Park Restaurant’s Boston Baked Beans," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of white pepper

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2020

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“White pepper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20pepper. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of white pepper

: a food seasoning that is made by grinding the dried berries of an Indian plant after removing the hard, black covers on the seeds

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Medical Definition of white pepper

: a condiment that consists of the fruit of an Indian plant of the genus Piper (P. nigrum) ground after the black husk has been removed

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