negro pepper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n negro pepper tropical west African evergreen tree bearing pungent aromatic seeds used as a condiment and in folk medicine
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Usage

In literature:

An elderly negro, in a clout like an infant's, and with a pepper and salt head, and a kind of attorney air, now approached Captain Delano.
"The Piazza Tales" by Herman Melville
Negro-pepper (a variety of capsicum) and ginger grow wild.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 1 "Franciscans" to "French Language"" by Various
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