[pep-er-kawrn] /ˈpɛp ərˌkɔrn/

the berry of the pepper plant, Piper nigrum, dried and used as a condiment, in pickling, etc.
anything very small or insignificant.
(of hair) growing in tight spirals.
the small dried berry of the pepper plant (Piper nigrum)
something trifling

late Old English, from pepper (n.) + corn (n.1).


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