Definition of peppery in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpɛp(ə)ri


  • 1Strongly flavoured with pepper or other hot spices: a hot, peppery dish
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    • To partner spicy or peppery dishes, New World Cabernets and Merlots generally stand up better than their European equivalents.
    • Don't be afraid of this peppery dish, it isn't that spicy after all.
    • Other sea food choices include seared red snapper, steamed flying fish served with crab meat on a bed of local pilaf rice, or grilled Cajun swordfish dished out with a peppery pineapple-melon salsa.
    spicy, spiced, peppered, hot, highly seasoned, pungent, fiery, gingery, piquant, sharp
  • 1.1Having a flavour or scent like that of pepper: nasturtiums have a peppery taste
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    • Rich and juicy aromas of ripe plum and black cherry with mild peppery scents offer mild flavours of clove before a rip-roaring juicy fruit bursts through leading to ripe yet firm tannins taking you on a long finish.
    • Galangal is a gingery, peppery spice favored in Southeast Asian cooking, and it gives the soup an exotic kick, like a delicate, Malay version of lobster chowder.
    • My wife gave her benediction to a helping of striped bass, doused in peppery Indian spices and sautéed in fillets small enough to be eaten with chopsticks.



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  • It is also perfect with fatty meats such as duck and pork, since its tangy pepperiness cuts through the richness.
  • It manages to be silky and mellow, with damson and cocoa but at the same time, that pepperiness packs a punch.
  • It's a creamy dram with a distinct pepperiness that gives it dimension.

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