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pepper

noun  us   /ˈpep·ər/

pepper noun (SPICE)

[U] a black or cream-colored spice, often used in powdered form, that gives a spicy hot taste to food

pepper noun (VEGETABLE)

[C] a vegetable that is green, red, or yellow, having a rounded shape, that is hollow with seeds in the middle

pepper

verb [T]  us   /ˈpep·ər/

pepper verb [T] (ATTACK)

to direct something suddenly and repeatedly at someone, as if attacking the person: The mayor was peppered with questions from reporters about the municipal corruption scandal. To pepper is also to add to something in many places: He peppered his speech with jokes.
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