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Peppercorns (2).
Peppers (capiscum).

English

Etymology

Old English piper

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pepper

Plural
s

pepper (s)
  1. A plant of the family Piperaceae.
  2. (uncountable) A spice prepared from the fermented, dried, unripe red berries of this plant.
  3. A fruit of the capsicum: red, green, yellow or white, hollow and containing seeds, and in very spicy and mild varieties.
  4. (baseball) A game used by baseball players to warm up where fielders standing close to a batter rapidly return the batted ball to be hit again
    Some ballparks have signs saying "No pepper games".

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Verb

Infinitive
to pepper

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to pepper (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To add pepper to.
  2. (transitive) To strike with something made up of small particles.
  3. (transitive) To be covered with lots of (something made up of small things).
    After the hailstorm, the beach was peppered with holes.
  4. (transitive) To add (something) at frequent intervals.
    He liked to pepper his conversation with long words.

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