Black Pepper

Black peppercorn on rustic background

Piper nigrum

Peppercorn, Hei Hu Jiao, Marich
Black Pepper (Wiktionary)



black pepper (uncountable)

  1. The plant Piper nigrum.
  2. The dried, unripe berries (peppercorns) of the Piper nigrum plant which are commonly used as a spice and seasoning. They are either used whole, or in a ground or crushed form.

Related terms

  • bell pepper
  • chili pepper
  • green pepper
  • hot pepper
  • red pepper
  • sweet pepper
  • white pepper


Further reading

  • black pepper on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Piper nigrum on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Piper nigrum on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
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