Black Pepper

Black peppercorn on rustic background

Piper nigrum

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

English

Noun

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

Translations

Further reading

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