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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


Synonymspeppercorn


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.


Synonymspelt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)assail, attack


Entailthrow









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