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pepper mill

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noun
  1. a small handheld device for storing and grinding peppercorns.

Origin of pepper mill

First recorded in 1855–60
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Historical Examples

  • We dined pleasantly—two good courses, 59that was all; a dinner without pretence, where we served ourselves with the pepper-mill.

    Ten Tales

    Franois Coppe


British Dictionary definitions for pepper mill

pepper mill

noun
  1. a small hand mill used to grind peppercorns
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