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n 1  :  either of two pungent products from the fruit of an East Indian plant that are used as a condiment, carminative, or stimulant:  a  :  BLACK PEPPER  b  :  WHITE PEPPER  2  :  a woody vine of the genus Piper (P. nigrum) with ovate leaves and spicate flowers that is widely cultivated in the tropics for its red berries from which black pepper and white pepper are prepared  3  :  CAPSICUM 2 .
Similar sounding terms:  peep·er  Pi·per  pop·per 

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