[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)
late Old English, from pepper (n.) + corn (n.1).
[pep-er] /ˈpɛp ər/ noun 1. a pungent condiment obtained from various plants of the genus Piper, especially from the dried berries, used whole or ground, of the tropical climbing shrub P. nigrum. 2. any plant of the genus Piper. Compare . 3. any of several plants of the genus Capsicum, especially C. annuum, cultivated in […]
- Peppered moth
noun 1. a European geometrid moth, Biston betularia, occurring in a pale grey speckled form in rural areas and a black form in industrial regions See also melanism (sense 1)
noun 1. the plant family Piperaceae, characterized by tropical woody vines and herbaceous plants having simple leaves, dense spikes of very small flowers, and fleshy, berrylike fruit, and including peperomia and peppers of the genus Piper.
noun, Baseball. 1. a pregame warm-up performed at a brisk rate, in which one batter bunts back balls tossed by fielders stationed a short distance away.