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English noun: pepper

1. pepper (plant) climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam

Synonymsblack pepper, common pepper, Madagascar pepper, Piper nigrum, white pepper

Broader (hypernym)pepper vine, true pepper

Part holonympepper, peppercorn

Member meronymgenus Piper, Piper

Substance holonympiperin, piperine

2. pepper (plant) any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers

Synonymscapsicum, capsicum pepper plant

Broader (hypernym)bush, shrub

Narrower (hyponym)bell pepper, bird pepper, Capsicum annuum cerasiforme, Capsicum annuum conoides, Capsicum annuum grossum, Capsicum annuum longum, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum frutescens, Capsicum frutescens baccatum, cayenne, cayenne pepper, cherry pepper, chili pepper, chilli pepper, cone pepper, hot pepper, jalapeno, long pepper, paprika, pimento, pimiento, sweet pepper, sweet pepper plant, tabasco pepper, tabasco plant

Part holonympepper

Member meronymCapsicum, genus Capsicum

Substance holonymcapsaicin

3. pepper (food) pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground


Broader (hypernym)flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning

Narrower (hyponym)black pepper, white pepper

Part meronymblack pepper, common pepper, Madagascar pepper, pepper, Piper nigrum, white pepper

4. pepper (food) sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum

Broader (hypernym)solanaceous vegetable

Narrower (hyponym)hot pepper, sweet pepper

Part meronymcapsicum, capsicum pepper plant, pepper

English verb: pepper

1. pepper (perception) add pepper to

SamplesPepper the soup.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)spice, spice up, zest

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

2. pepper (competition) attack and bombard with or as if with missiles

SamplesPelt the speaker with questions.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)assail, attack


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