- 1A pungent, hot-tasting powder prepared from dried and ground peppercorns, commonly used as a spice or condiment to flavor food.More example sentences
- Whiz the onion, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a food processor until smooth.
- In a small bowl, combine sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, chilli powder and garlic.
- Season with salt and freshly ground pepper, add the parsley and stir gently.
- 1.2A capsicum, especially a sweet pepper.More example sentences
- Gently fry the bacon, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and then sauté onion, peppers, garlic, fennel and saffron.
- Aubergines, green beans, courgettes, garlic, leeks, peppers, potatoes, shallots, spinach and most variety of potatoes are excellent buys.
- The plant is a member of the family Solanaceae and therefore a relation of the New World capsicum peppers and potato, and of the Old World aubergine.
- 2.1Used in names of other plants that are related to this, have hot-tasting leaves, or have fruits used as a pungent spice, e.g., water pepper.More example sentences
- Other crop plants like peppers, cowpeas, clovers, legumes, and many others will be studied in the future.
- April is a great time to plant peppers, cucumbers, eggplants, squash and heat-loving okra.
- For example, in climates with cool summers, heat-loving plants like eggplants and peppers thrive in containers because the container and soil are warmed by the sun.
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- 1Sprinkle or season (food) with pepper: (as adjective peppered) peppered beefMore example sentences
add pepper to, season, flavor
- He peppered the meat and swirled it with vegetables, asparagus shoots and courgette and finely shaved carrots, leeks and onions at their most succulent.
- Gratefully, I copiously peppered my dish, and returned the pepper grinder to the young man, thanking him.
- Two of us chose crispy duck with orange and Grand Marnier sauce, the birthday girl chose peppered steak, another chose lamb kebab with mint and honey and another went for halibut.
- 1.1 (usually be peppered with) Cover or fill with a liberal amount of scattered items: the script is peppered with four-letter wordsMore example sentences
- In this case, it is also peppered with an enormous amount of humour as well as a direct insight into the sheer boredom and irritation of being incarcerated and its destructive effect on the personality.
- In addition, each explanation is peppered with the necessary amount of technical information needed to accomplish the job.
- His speeches are peppered with key phrases including ‘the consumer is boss’, ‘reframing the brands’ and ‘connect and develop’.
- 1.2Hit repeatedly with small missiles or gunshot: another burst of enemy bullets peppered his defenseless body • figurative he peppered me with questionsMore example sentences
- A propaganda line was prepared, while the city was peppered with repeated bombardment.
- He finally stopped and was peppered with bullets from an Apache helicopter.
- He is getting peppered with questions from the press, many of them with a familiar theme.
Old English piper, pipor; related to Dutch peper and German Pfeffer; via Latin from Greek peperi, from Sanskrit pippalī 'berry, peppercorn'.