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

Examples of white pepper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a distinctive black pepper aroma that leans into slight white pepper notes. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 Add the egg, scallops, heavy cream, vanilla, and white pepper; combine until smooth; scrape down the bowl twice. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Nov. 2021 In a medium bowl, stir together oysters, sage, hot sauce, salt and white pepper. John-john Williams Iv, baltimoresun.com, 18 Nov. 2021 Aromas of tropical fruit, salt, white pepper and mint. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 31 Oct. 2021 El Silencio's Ensamble is a joven mezcal made up of Mexicano, Tobasiche, and Espadin magueys with striking notes of jasmine, cracked white pepper, and sweet smoke and a long, enduring finish. Celine Bossart, Travel + Leisure, 4 Nov. 2021 In a medium bowl, mix together the ground nuts, bouillon cube, if using, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, white pepper, paprika and salt. Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2021 Sesame oil and white pepper make the pungent aroma even more mouth-watering. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 July 2021 Sprinkle with Fleur de Sel or other coarse sea salt and a grind of Grains of Paradise or white pepper just before serving. Elizabeth Karmel, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of white pepper

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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9 Jan 2022

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“White pepper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20pepper. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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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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