pepper pot

  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

First recorded in 1670–80

Words Nearby pepper pot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pepper pot in a sentence

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

    Christmas Entertainments | Alice Maude Kellogg
  • The second Pepper-pot cruised up and brought to adjacent to the operations with a watchful eye on the horizon.

    Grapes of wrath | Boyd Cable
  • In the end, the weapon she decided upon was the big tin pepper-pot, well loaded.

    The Backwoodsmen | Charles G. D. Roberts
  • With a gentle motion of her wrist she turned the pepper-pot over, and softly shook it.

    The Backwoodsmen | Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Mrs. Gammit was just about to turn the pepper-pot over, when she saw a third dim shape approaching, and stayed her hand.

    The Backwoodsmen | Charles G. D. Roberts

British Dictionary definitions for pepper pot

pepper pot

  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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