Middle English , peper , from piper Old English , from piper West Germanic , from *piper Latin , from an piper source; compare Indo-Aryan Sanskrit पिप्पलि ( pippali, “ long pepper ” ). The name was given to the capsicum fruit because of its unusual spicy taste, not unlike the European spice. Cognate with Scots , pepar Saterland Frisian , Pieper West Frisian , piper Dutch , peper German Low German , Peper German , Pfeffer Danish , peber Swedish , peppar Icelandic . pipar
pepper ( , countable and uncountable plural ) peppers
A plant of the family
( uncountable ) A spice prepared from the fermented, dried, unripe berries of this plant.
( Britain , Ireland and Canada ) A bell pepper, a fruit of the capsicum plant: red, green, yellow or white, hollow and containing seeds, and in very spicy and mild varieties.
( 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".
( cryptography ) A randomly-generated value that is added to another value (such as a password) prior to hashing. Unlike a salt, a new one is generated for each value and it is held separately from the value.
Derived terms Edit
Terms derived from
piparas m Lombard:
pever m Luxembourgish:
Peffer m Lü:
ᦘᦲᧅ ( phiik ) Macedonian:
бибер m ( biber ), црн пипер m ( crn piper ) Malay:
pibbyr m Maori:
перц ( perts ) Navajo:
azeedíchʼííʼ łibáhí North Frisian:
( Föhr-Amrum ) pöber n Norwegian:
pepper (no) n Occitan:
pebre (oc) Old Frisian:
цывзы ( cyvzy ) Paiwan:
فلفل (fa) ( felfel ) Polish:
pieprz (pl) m Portuguese:
pimenta (pt) f Puyuma:
piper (ro) m Romansch:
, paiver , peiver pever Russian:
пе́рец (ru) m ( pérec ), чёрный пе́рец m ( čórnyj pérec ) ( black pepper ) Sardinian:
, pibere , pibiri pipere Scottish Gaelic:
piobar m Serbo-Croatian:
бибер , m папар m Roman:
biber (sh) , m pаpаr (sh) m Shan:
please add this translation if you can Shona:
pipi (scn) Slovak:
korenie n Slovene:
poper (sl) m Spanish:
pimienta (es) f Sundanese:
pilipili manga Swedish:
peppar (sv) c Tamil:
மிளகு (ta) ( miḷaku ) Telugu:
మిరియము (te) ( miriyamu ) Thai:
พริกไทย ( prikthai ) Thao:
si.áax'u at Tok Pisin:
karabiber (tr) Turkmen:
пе́рець m ( pérecʹ ) Urdu:
مرچ m ( mirc ) Uzbek:
qalampir , (uz) murch (uz) Venetian:
hạt tiêu (vi) Volapük:
pep (vo) Walloon:
poeve (wa) m Welsh:
pupur (cy) , m bupur m West Frisian:
פֿעפֿער m ( fefer ) Yup'ik:
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pepper ( third-person singular simple present , peppers present participle , peppering simple past and past participle ) peppered
( transitive ) To add pepper to.
( transitive ) To strike with something made up of small particles.
( transitive ) To cover with lots of (something made up of small things).
After the hailstorm, the beach was peppered with holes.
( transitive ) To add (something) at frequent intervals.
He liked to pepper his conversation with long words.
strike with small particles
cover with lots of small things
add at frequent intervals
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