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Definition of pepper noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] a powder made from dried berries (calledpeppercorn), used to give a hot flavor to food Season with salt and pepper freshly ground pepper see also black pepper, cayenne, white pepper
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] a hollow fruit, usually red, green, or yellow, with a sweet or spicy flavor, eaten as a vegetable or used to give flavor to food see also bell pepper, chili
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pepper