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[pep-uh-roh-nee] /ˌpɛp əˈroʊ ni/

a highly seasoned, hard sausage of beef and pork.
a highly seasoned dry sausage of pork and beef spiced with pepper, used esp on pizza

“beef and pork sausage seasoned with pepper,” 1919, American English, from Italian peperone “chilli,” from pepe (see pepper (n.)).


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