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pep +‎ -y

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peppy (comparative peppier, superlative peppiest)

  1. Full of pep; energetic, cheerful, and vigorous; bouncy
    Cedric was not feeling peppy when he woke up two hours before dawn.

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A. flexuosa at foreshore parkland on the Swan River, Keanes Point, Peppermint Grove.

peppy (countable and uncountable, plural peppies)

  1. (slang, Australia) A tree of species Agonis flexuosa, commonly known as Western Australian peppermint or peppermint tree.
    • 2023 December 15, Govan, Alex, “Western ringtail possums burn paws on roofs, solar panels in hot summer weather”, in ABC News[1], Australian Broadcasting Corporation:
      "Busselton for example, you used to have these quarter-acre blocks with one big house on it and lots of peppy trees in the backyard. And now they've got three houses and no peppy trees," she said.
    • 2018 March 9, Pelusey, Taelor, “Peppy tree transplant investigated”, in Busselton Dunsborough Times[2], West Australian Newspapers Limited:
      City engineering and works services director Oliver Darby told the Times three of the peppies had been lopped extensively and must now be removed along with the non-native, but transplantation of the remaining tree was being investigated.