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English definition of “pepper”

pepper

noun uk   /ˈpep.ər/ us    //

pepper noun (POWDER)

A2 [U] a grey or white powder produced by crushing dry peppercorns, used to give a spicy, hot taste to food: freshly ground black pepper salt and pepperHerbs and spices

pepper noun (VEGETABLE)

B1 [C] a vegetable that is usually green, red, or yellow, has a rounded shape, and is hollow with seeds in the middle: a red/green pepper Peppers are usually cooked with other vegetables or eaten raw in salads. Red peppers are ideal for roasting in the oven.Types of vegetablePlants in general
(Definition of pepper from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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