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.

Origin of pepper pot

1
First recorded in 1670–80

Words Nearby pepper pot

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How to use pepper pot in a sentence

  • Sweeting stands before Greening, holding out her dress while Greening reaches down pepper-pot from dresser.

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  • The second Pepper-pot cruised up and brought to adjacent to the operations with a watchful eye on the horizon.

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  • In the end, the weapon she decided upon was the big tin pepper-pot, well loaded.

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  • With a gentle motion of her wrist she turned the pepper-pot over, and softly shook it.

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  • Mrs. Gammit was just about to turn the pepper-pot over, when she saw a third dim shape approaching, and stayed her hand.

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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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