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what why how; foreign pepper
simp. and trad.
(胡椒)
alt. forms 楜椒
 
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EtymologyEdit

“Foreign pepper”. The principal time of import to China was estimated to be during the Tang dynasty, and the source―per the miscellany Miscellaneous Morsels from Youyang of the 9th century CE―was the Magadha Kingdom of India, where it was called 昧履支 (MC mɑiH liɪX t͡ɕiᴇ) locally; cf. Sanskrit मरिच (marica, black pepper).

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NounEdit

胡椒

  1. pepper, especially black pepper (both the plant and the spice)
  2. Short for 胡椒粉 (hújiāofěn, “pepper powder”).
  3. (Min Dong) nonsense; bullshit

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JapaneseEdit

 コショウ on Japanese Wikipedia
Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
しょう
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese 胡椒

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

胡椒 (hiragana こしょう, katakana コショウ, rōmaji koshō, historical hiragana こせう, historical katakana コセウ)

  1. pepper

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