AskDefine | Define peppercorn

Dictionary Definition

peppercorn n : pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground [syn: pepper]

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Noun

peppercorn; plural: peppercorns
  1. the seeds of the plant Piper nigrum. Commonly used as a spice, usually but not always ground or crushed.
  2. a small, insignificant quantity, as in peppercorn rent.

Translations

the seeds of the plant Piper nigrum
a small, insignificant quantity

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