white pepper

noun
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of white pepper

14th century


WHITE PEPPER Defined for English Language Learners

white pepper

noun

Definition of white pepper for English Language Learners

  • : 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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white pepper

noun

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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