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peppercorn

[ pep-er-kawrn ]
/ 藞p蓻p 蓹r藢k蓴rn /
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noun
the berry of the pepper plant, Piper nigrum, dried and used as a condiment, in pickling, etc.
anything very small or insignificant.
adjective
(of hair) growing in tight spirals.
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Origin of peppercorn

before 1000; Middle English pepercorn;Old English piporcorn.See pepper, corn1

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British Dictionary definitions for peppercorn

peppercorn
/ (藞p蓻p蓹藢k蓴藧n) /

noun
the small dried berry of the pepper plant (Piper nigrum)
something trifling
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