Pepper-tree

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pepper-tree a shrub of the cashew family, native to South America, &c.—also Pepper shrub and Chili pepper
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pipor—L. piper—Gr. peperi—Sans. pippala.

Usage

In literature:

The broad road was shaded by pepper-trees, and on each side were the plantations, cocoa-nut and vanilla.
"The Moon and Sixpence" by W. Somerset Maugham
That young couple, for instance, under the pepper-tree, sitting there without a word, just looking at the trees.
"The Dark Flower" by John Galsworthy
A tall, straight young fellow, with an air of suddenly-faced maturity upon him, opened the gate under the pepper trees and came toward them.
"What Diantha Did" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
A little way back from the church was the priest's house, a white building shaded by date palms and pepper trees.
"The Garden Of Allah" by Robert Hichens
They had arranged no meeting, but John came toward her under the pepper trees as she closed the door.
"Martie the Unconquered" by Kathleen Norris
H Episode of guarding king's fruit-tree or bread-tree (Chile peppers).
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
I am glad the Romans spared the trees, for men that live in this solitude deserve the beauty of these pepper-trees.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
The sago-tree, the pepper plant, and the sugar-cane, and the cocoa-nut tree are abundant.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
They sauntered slowly up the hill and down the side streets beneath the pepper and acacia trees of Fremont's beautiful thoroughfares.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
In this country pepper grows, being trained up a tree or pole.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
These were still peppering away at the enemy from among the trees and the Germans, lying on the ground, were returning the fire.
"The Boy Allies with the Victorious Fleets" by Robert L. Drake
A keen, soft wind, tempered with the fragrance of ripening pepper trees, came in to them in delicate puffs.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Pepper 'em from behind walls and trees!
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Along the street the feathery pepper tree and the palm alternate.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
The next day the phainopeplas came again to the pepper-trees and ate their fill while I sat on the steps watching.
"A-Birding on a Bronco" by Florence A. Merriam
The path on the other side was arched over with pepper trees.
"Where the Path Breaks" by Charles de Créspigny
Pepper-trees hang their green hair, so thick and fine, over it; and ilexes hold the thatch of their little dark leaves.
"Alas!" by Rhoda Broughton
The bark of the tree is astringent, and mixed with pepper is used in dysentery by the natives of India.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
In it are a few trees, an acacia or two, a wild pepper-tree, and one gigantic cypress.
"The Near East" by Robert Hichens
Pallavika, distribute to the tame haritala pigeons some topmost leaves of the pepper-tree.
"The Kadambari of Bana" by Bana
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In poetry:

Country towns with your schooner bees,
And locusts burnt in the pepper-trees,
Drown me with syrups, arch your boughs,
Find me a bench, and let me snore,
Till, charged with ale and unconcern,
I'll think it's noon at half-past four!
"Country Towns" by Kenneth Slessor
"But Dinny's house is miles away, around by Bindyguy-
You'll know it be, now what'll I say, you'll know it be-," Said I,
"I'll know it be the pepper-tree." Said Danahey, "You're wrong,
No pepper-tree at all have he- he have a kurrajong.
"The Road to Danahey's" by John O Brien
"Now keep them cattle on your back and, mind you, if in case
You're sorta bushed and off the track you ask at Regan's place;
That's Peter's lot, not Dinny's what the Ryans owned before-
You'll know it be a pepper-tree he have outside the door.
"The Road to Danahey's" by John O Brien
"Well, anyway, 'tain't your concern, it don't do any harm;
You ups and takes the left-hand turn to Tom McDonough's farm;
From there to here is five miles clear, or p'raps it may be more-
You'll know it be a pepper-tree, he have outside the door.
"The Road to Danahey's" by John O Brien

In news:

A standard treatment at the shrine was to chain a patient for 40 days, either in a small cell or to a tree in the courtyard, and administer a strict diet of bread and black pepper.
Before it is served, the dish is thickly dusted with ground huajiao (also known as Sichuan pepper), the fruit of a type of prickly ash tree that leaves a tingle on lips and tongue.
The Pepper Tree is a sense-ational experience.
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