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pepper pot

noun
1.
Also called Philadelphia pepper pot. a highly seasoned, thick soup made of tripe or other meat, vegetables, and sometimes dumplings.
2.
a West Indian stew of meat or fish and vegetables, flavored with cassareep.
3.
Origin of pepper pot
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80
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  • But if you look at that pepper-pot I put on the table, you'll see a small hole.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • They had come out from the pepper-pot summer-houses to sun themselves.

  • Miss Parkins gasped, shivered, clutched the pepper-pot, and dropped it into her own plate.

    Peggy Laura E. Richards
  • Our pepper-pot was usually made in a gipsy-kettle, suspended from a tripod.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • Cassareep is the basis of that favourite West Indian dish “pepper-pot.”

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • And the words held together, and were not sprinkled out of a pepper-pot.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
  • A negro paused on the sidewalk, crying, "pepper-pot, smoking hot!"

    Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker S. Weir Mitchell
  • Not a grain of rice, not a spoonful of the pepper-pot, not a slice of plantain, was left.

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
  • I mean red pepper, from the pepper-pot (taking it off shelf).

    Christmas Entertainments Alice Maude Kellogg
  • Greening (vindictively, aside, and holding the pepper-pot): Have you.

    Christmas Entertainments Alice Maude Kellogg
British Dictionary definitions for pepper-pot

pepper pot

noun
1.
a small container with perforations in the top for sprinkling pepper
2.
a Caribbean stew of meat, rice, vegetables, etc, highly seasoned with cassareep
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Word Origin and History for pepper-pot
n.

1838, from pepper (n.) + pot (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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