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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Add pimento, onion, mustard, white pepper, cayenne and paprika. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Pimento cheese sandwich, casserole, spread recipes: Variations are endless," 22 May 2018 Black cherry, blackberry, vanilla, smoke, pine needle, white pepper and spice lead to a long finish in this wine, which spent 12 months in French oak. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "Explore Michigan's diverse wine scene, one of the country's most exciting developing regions," 5 July 2018 Mary, white pepper is the inner core of the black pepper, removed either before or after the black outer shell is sun-dried. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Fluent in French cooking?," 3 July 2018 Pour over the rice and other ingredients in the bowl, add the white pepper, if using, and toss to coat evenly. Emily Horton, charlotteobserver, "Four steps to making a great grain salad, every time," 19 June 2018 Stir in the cream, salt and white pepper, and chill until cold. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "A super-easy chilled soup that’s a hot-day lifesaver: Can you say vichyssoise?," 13 June 2018 Mix together soy sauce, white pepper, salt and garlic for the marinade and pour over the chicken. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken," 2 May 2018 Finishing seasoning 1/3 tablespoon five spice 1 tablespoon white pepper¼ tablespoon salt Fried basil leaves (for garnish) Instructions: Cube chicken thigh into small, bite-size pieces. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken," 2 May 2018 Season well with flaky sea salt and ground white pepper. WSJ, "Hold the Mayo: 4 Adventurous Alternatives to Potato Salad," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of white pepper

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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