Definition of peppercorn in English:


Line breaks: pepper|corn
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛpəkɔːn


  • 1The dried berry of a climbing vine, used whole as a spice or ground to make pepper.
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    • Yet the spices used are all familiar to us: curry leaf, fenugreek, cumin, cardamom, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, black peppercorn, garam masala, dried chilies, ginger and garlic.
    • There is also a sort of pepper called decorticated black pepper which has had the skin of the peppercorn removed by machine and is therefore white.
    • Add the sliced potatoes, boil thoroughly and put the browned carrot, onion, parsley, bay leaf, peppercorn, garlic and celery in the broth.
  • 1.1 (peppercorns) South African Hair growing in tight curly tufts, characteristic of the Khoikhoi and San peoples: an old man with greying peppercorns [as modifier]: her peppercorn hair

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