black pepper

black pepper
1. climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
Hypernyms: ↑true pepper, ↑pepper vine
Member Holonyms: ↑Piper, ↑genus Piper
Substance Meronyms: ↑piperin, ↑piperine
Part Meronyms: ↑pepper, ↑peppercorn
2. pepper that is ground from whole peppercorns with husks on
Hypernyms: ↑pepper, ↑peppercorn

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noun [noncount]
: a food seasoning that is made by grinding the dried berries of an Indian plant along with their hard, black covers — compare white pepper

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ˌblack ˈpepper 7 [black pepper] noun uncountable
a black powder made from dried berries (called ↑peppercorns), used to give a spicy flavour to food

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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