• (RP) IPA: /ˈpɛpə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɛpɚ/


  1. A plant of the family Piperaceae.
  2. (uncountable) A spice prepared from the fermented, dried, unripe berries of this plant.
  3. (UK, US, Ireland and Canada) A bell pepper, a fruit of the capsicum plant: red, green, yellow or white, hollow and containing seeds, and in very spicy and mild varieties.attention en
  4. (baseball) A game used by baseball players to warm up where fielders standing close to a batter rapidly return the batted ball to be hit again
    Some ballparks have signs saying "No pepper games".
  5. (cryptography) A randomly-generated value that is added to another value (such as a password) prior to hashing. Unlike a salt, a new one is generated for each value and it is held separately from the value.
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pepper (peppers, present participle peppering; past and past participle peppered)

  1. (transitive) To add pepper to.
  2. (transitive) To strike with something made up of small particles.
  3. (transitive) To cover with lots of (something made up of small things).
    After the hailstorm, the beach was peppered with holes.
  4. (transitive) To add (something) at frequent intervals.
    He liked to pepper his conversation with long words.
Related terms Translations
  • French: poivrer, assaisonner de poivre
  • German: pfeffern
  • Italian: pepare, condire con pepe
  • Portuguese: apimentar
  • Russian: перчи́ть
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Proper noun
  1. Surname for a seller of pepper.

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