verb (used with object)
Origin of pepper
Related Words for peppergravy, condiment, salt, dressing, sauce, spice, herb, seasoning, relish, mustard, ketchup, horseradish, salsa, vigor, eagerness, zest, ardor, ebullience, vitality, excitement
Examples from the Web for pepper
Contemporary Examples of pepper
Whisk in the half and half and season to taste with salt and pepper.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole
December 27, 2014
Rub the loin with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries
December 24, 2014
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
October 19, 2014
Historical Examples of pepper
Season with the salt and pepper, heat thoroughly, and serve.
Add the milk, butter, salt, and pepper and return the clams.
Pour in the heated liquid and season with the salt and pepper.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Remove from the broiler, season with salt and pepper, and serve.
Season with salt, pepper, and the juice of the lemon or the vinegar.
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.