verb (used with object)
- pepper family,
- pepper game,
- pepper mill,
- pepper pot,
- pepper shaker
Origin of pepper
Examples from the Web for pepper
Whisk in the half and half and season to taste with salt and pepper.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rub the loin with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brush the pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with fleur de sel and pepper.
Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, place on a sheet pan, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Although some groups, through the thick fog of tear gas, pepper spray and smoke that hung over the city, still lingered.Frat Culture Clashes With Riot Police at Keene, N.H., Pumpkin Festival|Melanie Plenda|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cut rather thin, lay on a gridiron over hot coals; when hot through, lay on a dish, and pepper well.Housekeeping in Old Virginia|Marion Cabell Tyree
Some of the sailors on board the yacht prepared to lower a boat from the davits, but Pepper Sneed held back.The Moving Picture Girls|Laura Lee Hope
Take from the fire, and when the water has ceased boiling add a little butter with pepper and salt.
Whenever the soil is warm and the weather settled, the pepper plants may go out.The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.|Ellen Eddy Shaw
And then the crowd went after Jack, Pepper, and Andy pell-mell.The Putnam Hall Cadets|Arthur M. Winfield
Word Origin for pepper
Old English pipor, from an early West Germanic borrowing of Latin piper "pepper," from Greek piperi, probably (via Persian) from Middle Indic pippari, from Sanskrit pippali "long pepper." The Latin word is the source of German Pfeffer, Italian pepe, French poivre, Old Church Slavonic pipru, Lithuanian pipiras, Old Irish piobhar, Welsh pybyr, etc. Application to fruits of the capsicum family (unrelated, originally native of tropical America) is 16c.
"to sprinkle as with pepper," 1610s, from pepper (n.). Old English had gepipera. Meaning "to pelt with shot, etc." is from 1640s. Related: Peppered; peppering.