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 for pepper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pepper \Pep"per\ (p[e^]p"p[~e]r), n. [OE. peper, AS. pipor, L.
     piper, fr. Gr. pe`peri, pi`peri, akin to Skr. pippala,
     1. A well-known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried
        berry, either whole or powdered, of the Piper nigrum.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Common pepper, or black pepper, is made from the
           whole berry, dried just before maturity; white pepper
           is made from the ripe berry after the outer skin has
           been removed by maceration and friction. It has less of
           the peculiar properties of the plant than the black
           pepper. Pepper is used in medicine as a carminative
           [1913 Webster]
     2. (Bot.) The plant which yields pepper, an East Indian woody
        climber ({Piper nigrum), with ovate leaves and apetalous
        flowers in spikes opposite the leaves. The berries are red
        when ripe. Also, by extension, any one of the several
        hundred species of the genus Piper, widely dispersed
        throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Any plant of the genus Capsicum (of the Solanaceae
        family, which are unrelated to Piper), and its fruit;
        red pepper; chili pepper; as, the bell pepper and the
        jalapeno pepper (both Capsicum annuum) and the
        habanero+pepper+({Capsicum+chinense">habanero pepper ({Capsicum chinense); . These contain
        capsaicin+({C18H27O3N">varying levels of the substance capsaicin ({C18H27O3N),
        which gives the peppers their hot taste. The habanero is
        about 25-50 times hotter than the jalapeno according to a
        scale developed by Wilbur Scoville in 1912. See also
        Capsicum and http://www.chili-pepper-plants.com/.
        [1913 Webster + PJC]
     Note: The term pepper has been extended to various other
           fruits and plants, more or less closely resembling the
           true pepper, esp. to the common varieties of
           Capsicum. See Capsicum, and the Phrases, below.
           [1913 Webster]
     African pepper, the Guinea pepper. See under Guinea.
     Cayenne pepper. See under Cayenne.
     Chinese pepper, the spicy berries of the Xanthoxylum
        piperitum, a species of prickly ash found in China and
     Guinea pepper. See under Guinea, and Capsicum.
     Jamaica pepper. See Allspice.
     Long pepper.
        (a) The spike of berries of Piper longum, an East Indian
        (b) The root of Piper methysticum (syn. Macropiper
            methysticum) of the family Piperaceae. See Kava.
     Malaguetta pepper, or Meleguetta pepper, the aromatic
        seeds of the Amomum Melegueta, an African plant of the
        Ginger family. They are sometimes used to flavor beer,
        etc., under the name of grains of Paradise.
     Red pepper. See Capsicum.
     Sweet pepper bush (Bot.), an American shrub ({Clethra
        alnifolia), with racemes of fragrant white flowers; --
        called also white alder.
     Pepper box or Pepper caster, a small box or bottle, with
        a perforated lid, used for sprinkling ground pepper on
        food, etc.
     Pepper corn. See in the Vocabulary.
     Pepper elder (Bot.), a West Indian name of several plants
        of the Pepper family, species of Piper and Peperomia.
     Pepper+moth+(Zool.),+a+European+moth+({Biston+betularia">Pepper moth (Zool.), a European moth ({Biston betularia)
        having white wings covered with small black specks.
     Pepper pot, a mucilaginous soup or stew of vegetables and
        cassareep, much esteemed in the West Indies.
     Pepper root. (Bot.). See Coralwort.
     pepper sauce, a condiment for the table, made of small red
        peppers steeped in vinegar.
     Pepper+tree+(Bot.),+an+aromatic+tree+({Drimys+axillaris">Pepper tree (Bot.), an aromatic tree ({Drimys axillaris)
        of the Magnolia family, common in New Zealand. See
        Peruvian mastic tree, under Mastic.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pepper \Pep"per\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Peppered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Peppering.]
     1. To sprinkle or season with pepper.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Figuratively: To shower shot or other missiles, or blows,
        upon; to pelt; to fill with shot, or cover with bruises or
        wounds; as, to pepper him with buckshot. "I have peppered
        two of them." "I am peppered, I warrant, for this world."
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pepper \Pep"per\, v. i.
     To fire numerous shots (at).
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully
           ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern
           Burma and Assam [syn: pepper, common pepper, black
           pepper, white pepper, Madagascar pepper, Piper
      2: any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing
         peppers [syn: capsicum, pepper, capsicum pepper plant]
      3: pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant
         of East India; use whole or ground [syn: pepper,
      4: sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus
      v 1: add pepper to; "pepper the soup"
      2: attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; "pelt the
         speaker with questions" [syn: pepper, pelt]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  267 Moby Thesaurus words for "pepper":
     Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, aggressiveness, aim at, allspice,
     anchovies, angelica, applesauce, band, bang, bar, barrage, basil,
     bell pepper, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, besprinkle,
     black pepper, blast, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blitz, blotch,
     bombard, borage, brand, bread, burnet, cannon, cannonade, caper,
     capsicum, caraway seeds, cardamom, catsup, celery salt, chalk,
     chalk up, charge, check, check off, checker, chervil, chili,
     chili sauce, chili vinegar, chives, chutney, cicatrize, cinnamon,
     cloves, cock, commence firing, condiments, coriander,
     cranberry sauce, crumb, cubeb, cumin, curry, dahl sauce, dapple,
     dash, define, delimit, demarcate, detonate, dill, dillseed,
     discharge, discolor, dot, dredge, drive, drop, duck sauce, dust,
     eject, enfilade, engrave, enterprise, fagara, fell, fennel, file,
     fire, fire a volley, fire at, fire off, fire upon,
     five spice powder, flake, flavor, fleck, flour, freckle, fusillade,
     garlic, garlic butter, garlic powder, garlic salt, gash,
     get-up-and-go, ginger, green pepper, gun, gun for, harlequin,
     hatch, hedge garlic, hit, horseradish, hyssop, impress, imprint,
     initiative, iris, kick, leek, let fly, let off, line, load, mace,
     maculate, make a mark, marble, marbleize, marinade, marjoram, mark,
     mark off, mark out, mayonnaise, mint, mortar, motley, mottle,
     mustard, nick, notch, nutmeg, onion, onion salt, open fire,
     open up on, oregano, paprika, parsley, pelt, pencil, pep,
     peppercorn, peppermint, piccalilli, pick off, pickle, pimento,
     pimpernel, piss and vinegar, pistol, pizzazz, plug, point,
     polychrome, polychromize, poop, pop at, pot, potherb, potshoot,
     potshot, powder, prick, prime, print, punch, punctuate, puncture,
     push, radish, rainbow, rake, red pepper, relish, riddle, saffron,
     sage, salad dressing, salt, sauce, sauce-alone, savor, savory,
     scar, scarify, scatter, score, scotch, scratch, seal, seam, season,
     seasoned salt, sesame oil, sesame seeds, shallot, shell, shoot,
     shoot at, shoot down, snap, snipe, snipe at, soy, soy sauce,
     spangle, spatter, speck, speckle, spice, splatter, splotch, spot,
     spray, sprinkle, spunk, stain, stamp, star anise, starch,
     stigmatize, stipple, strafe, streak, striate, strike, stripe, stud,
     take a potshot, take aim at, tarragon, tartar sauce, tattoo,
     tessellate, thrust, thyme, tick, tick off, tomato paste, torpedo,
     trace, turmeric, underline, underscore, vanilla, variegate, vein,
     verve, vim, vinegar, white pepper, zero in on, zing, zip

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