black pepper definition

  • noun:
    • the tiny, dark, unripe good fresh fruit of this pepper plant (Piper nigrum), made use of entire or floor as a pungent spruce.
    • The plant Piper nigrum.
    • The seeds (peppercorns) of plant Piper nigrum that are popular as a spice and seasoning. They have been both used whole, or perhaps in a ground or broken form. (White pepper is manufactured out of black peppercorns which have had their dark skins removed.)
    • pepper which ground from whole peppercorns with husks on
    • climber having dark red fruits (peppercorns) whenever fully ripe; southern Asia and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam

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