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

  Peppercorn \Pep"per*corn`\, n.
     1. A dried berry of the black pepper ({Piper nigrum).
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Anything insignificant; a particle.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  peppercorn
      n 1: pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant
           of East India; use whole or ground [syn: pepper,
           peppercorn]

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