Definitions of pepper

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

Madagascar pepper, Piper nigrum, black pepper, common pepper, white pepper
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pepper vine, true pepper
any of various shrubby vines of the genus Piper

n any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers

capsicum, capsicum pepper plant
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Capsicum annuum conoides, cone pepper
plant bearing erect pungent conical red or yellow or purple fruits; sometimes grown as an ornamental
Capsicum annuum longum, cayenne, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, chilli pepper, jalapeno, long pepper
plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
Capsicum annuum grossum, bell pepper, paprika, pimento, pimiento, sweet pepper, sweet pepper plant
plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
Capsicum annuum cerasiforme, cherry pepper
plant bearing small rounded usually pungent fruits
Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum frutescens baccatum, bird pepper
plant bearing very small and very hot oblong red fruits; includes wild forms native to tropical America; thought to be ancestral to the sweet pepper and many hot peppers
Capsicum frutescens, hot pepper, tabasco pepper, tabasco plant
plant bearing very hot medium-sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce
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bush, shrub
a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

n sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum

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sweet pepper
large mild crisp thick-walled capsicum peppers usually bell-shaped or somewhat oblong; commonly used in salads
hot pepper
any of various pungent capsicum fruits
bell pepper
large bell-shaped sweet pepper in green or red or yellow or orange or black varieties
green pepper
a sweet pepper that becomes red when ripe
globe pepper
round sweet pepper
pimento, pimiento
fully ripened sweet red pepper; usually cooked
chile, chili, chili pepper, chilli, chilly
very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
red pepper, tabasco
very hot red peppers; usually long and thin; some very small
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solanaceous vegetable
any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon

n pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground

black pepper
pepper that is ground from whole peppercorns with husks on
white pepper
pepper ground from husked peppercorns
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flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning
something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts

v add pepper to

pepper the soup”
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spice, spice up, zest
add herbs or spices to

v attack and bombard with or as if with missiles

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assail, attack
launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

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