white pepper


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

Examples of white pepper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Official tasting notes describe dry corn, cake batter, vanilla, and white pepper on the nose, followed by green grass and white pepper on the palate. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 3 July 2024 Dark garnet in color this wine has an enticing bouquet of pomegranate, cranberry, sage leaves, and freshly ground white pepper. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 14 June 2024 Imagine tasting a Syrah with its dark red fruit, hints of white pepper, smoked meats, and tobacco. Johnny Noakes, Hartford Courant, 11 June 2024 Season with Tapatio, nutmeg, salt and white pepper to taste. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for white pepper 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white pepper was in the 14th century

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“White pepper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20pepper. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

white pepper

: a seasoning with a sharp flavor that is prepared by grinding the fruit of the Indian pepper after the black outer husk is removed

Medical Definition

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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