a hot, sharp condiment prepared from the dried berries of a tropical vine, Piper nigrum.
a pungent condiment made by grinding the dried unripe berries, together with their black husks, of the pepper plant Piper nigrum
a livebearing surfperch, Embiotoca jacksoni, occurring in abundance along the coast of California, having brownish-black scales often tinged with blue or yellow and a thick, reddish mouth. Historical Examples The Cave by the Beech Fork Henry S. Spalding
pewter composed of 60 percent tin and 40 percent lead.
noun See matai Historical Examples The Trail of the Goldseekers Hamlin Garland Darkwater W. E. B. Du Bois Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army William G. Stevenson A Man in the Open Roger Pocock The Wolf’s Long Howl Stanley Waterloo Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2) Anonymous Nurse and Spy in the Union […]
a disease of lemons, characterized by dark brown, sunken spots on the skin of the fruit, caused by a bacterium, Xanthomonas syringae.