Definition of peppercorn in English:

peppercorn

Syllabification: pep·per·corn
Pronunciation: /ˈpepərˌkôrn
 
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noun

  • The dried berry of a climbing vine, used whole as a spice or crushed or ground to make pepper. See pepper ( sense 2 of the noun).
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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.

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