- composed of a fine mixture of black with white: pepper-and-salt hair.
- an apparel fabric having a pepper-and-salt effect.
- the harbinger-of-spring.
Origin of pepper-and-salt
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for pepper-and-salt
Pepper-and-salt—A black and white or grayish mixture, effected in weaving.Textiles and Clothing
Kate Heintz Watson
His suit was pepper-and-salt, and he was just like his suit.Vignettes Of San Francisco
Of course,” said the man, in pepper-and-salt; “who but a pig jobber could have business at Llanfair?Wild Wales
Lost the one that came with the pepper-and-salt suit you're wearing?Average Jones
Samuel Hopkins Adams
Maybe that pepper-and-salt pair you said you'd have to give to Jeff.Missy
- (of cloth) marked with a fine mixture of black and white
- (of hair) streaked with grey
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