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English definition of “pepper”

pepper

noun  /ˈpep·ər/ us  

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]  /ˈpep·ər/ us  

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.
(Definition of pepper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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