pepper

Definitions

  • The King Got One Piece of the Cayenne Pepper Candy 347
    The King Got One Piece of the Cayenne Pepper Candy 347
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pepper attack and bombard with or as if with missiles "pelt the speaker with questions"
    • v pepper add pepper to "pepper the soup"
    • n pepper sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum
    • n pepper pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground
    • n pepper any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
    • n pepper climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world
    • Pepper A well-known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the Piper nigrum.
    • Pepper Any plant of the genus Capsicumof the Solanaceae family, which are unrelated to Piper), and its fruit; red pepper; chili pepper; as, the bell pepper and the jalapeno pepper both Capsicum annuum) and the habanero pepper Capsicum chinense); . These contain varying levels of the substance capsaicin C18H27O3N), which gives the peppers their hot taste. The habanero is about 25-50 times hotter than the jalapeno according to a scale developed by Wilbur Scoville in 1912. See also Capsicum and http://www.chili-pepper-plants.com/.
    • Pepper Figuratively: To shower shot or other missiles, or blows, upon; to pelt; to fill with shot, or cover with bruises or wounds; as, to pepper him with buckshot. "I have peppered two of them.""I am peppered , I warrant, for this world."
    • Pepper (Bot) The plant which yields pepper, an East Indian woody climber (Piper nigrum), with ovate leaves and apetalous flowers in spikes opposite the leaves. The berries are red when ripe. Also, by extension, any one of the several hundred species of the genus Piper, widely dispersed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the earth.
    • v. i Pepper To fire numerous shots (at).
    • Pepper To sprinkle or season with pepper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The hottest chili in the world is the Tezpur chili pepper
    • n pepper The product of plants of the genus Piper, chiefly of P. nigrum, consisting of the berries, which afford an aromatic and pungent condiment. The spikes are gathered as the berries begin to turn red; these berries are rubbed off and dried, when they form the ordinary black pepper. White pepper consists of the seeds of the same fruit allowed to ripen and deprived of their pulp; or it is sometimes prepared by removing or blanching the outer layer of the dry black pepper. It is a milder article, finding its largest market in China. Long pepper is the product of Piper longum and P. Chaba. (See Chavica.) It is less powerful, but a considerable article of commerce. Pepper is stimulant of digestion, in large doses capable of producing inflammation. It yields to aqueous distillation a thin and colorless volatile oil. Ground pepper is extensively adulterated. Pepper was known and prized by the ancients, and was sometimes made a medium of exchange.
    • n pepper Any plant of the genus Piper; especially, one that produces the pepper of commerce (see def. 1). This is a stout shrub, trailing and rooting at the joints or climbing on trees; the stems grow to a length of 20 feet, bearing large ovate leaves, and flowers and berries in spikes. It is a native of forests in parts of India, and is everywhere cultivated in hot, damp, tropical regions.
    • n pepper A plant of the genus Capsicum, or one of its pods. These pods are the source of Cayenne pepper, and form the green and red peppers used in sauces, etc.
    • n pepper A bitter, biting drink [peppermint, Morris].
    • n pepper A pepper-caster: as, a pair of silver-mounted peppers.
    • n pepper In the West Indies, also, other plants of the genus Xylopia.
    • n pepper See Capsicum.
    • n pepper Same as chilli.
    • n pepper Same as wall-pepper.
    • pepper To sprinkle with pepper; make pungent: as, mutton-chops well peppered.—2. To pelt with shot or other missiles; hit with what pains or annoys; also, to attack with bitter or pungent words.
    • pepper To cover with small sores.
    • pepper To pelt thoroughly; give a quietus to; do for.
    • n pepper A tall shrub of the pepper family, Piper Novæ-Hollandiæ, found in dense forests where it climbs to the tops of the tallest trees. It is used in the treatment of catarrhal affections. Called also native pepper-vine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The oldest major soft drink in America is Dr. Pepper, which originated in Waco, Texas in 1885
    • n Pepper pep′ėr a pungent aromatic condiment consisting of the dried berries of the pepper-plant, entire or powdered: any plant of genus Piper: a plant of genus Capsicum, or one of its pods, whence Cayenne pepper
    • v.t Pepper to sprinkle with pepper: to hit or pelt with shot, &c.: to pelt thoroughly: to do for
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Quotations

  • George Herbert
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    “He who has the pepper may season as he lists.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. peper, AS. pipor, L. piper, fr. Gr. pe`peri pi`peri, akin to Skr. pippala, pippali,

Usage

In literature:

Jumping fast is called jumping "pepper," and sometimes jumping slow is called "salt.
"Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's" by Laura Lee Hope
As it thickens season with a tablespoonful of butter; salt and pepper to taste.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
As he stepped back, thunderstruck, his hand grazed the big pepper can which had been left on the side table.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
The shopman took the shilling and tossed upon the counter a packet of pepper-cress seed.
"The Blue Pavilions" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Every tree for yards round was peppered with bullet holes.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
But We haven't heard what Brainard says about Pepper.
"The Spinner's Book of Fiction" by Various
His opposite in character was Pepper Sneed, the grouch of the company.
"The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays" by Laura Lee Hope
Season with salt, pepper, and butter (1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 tablespoon butter to each cup of vegetable).
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
Mr. Pepper, he squints at me good and hard, and then pushes the call button.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
And so they've just left her to sell peppers, and get along as well as she can.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
The white pepper contains less ash and cellulose than the black pepper.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Pepper and Tabasco, the two riding horses, were saddled and brought out.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
Now, Mark, I think I'll give our friends their first peppering with them.
"Mother Carey's Chicken" by George Manville Fenn
One of the chief productions of this country is pepper.
"James Braithwaite, the Supercargo" by W.H.G. Kingston
The roots are sometimes thinly sliced, and, with the addition of vinegar, salt, and pepper, served as a salad.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
You can't think, Polly Pepper.
"Five Little Peppers at School" by Margaret Sidney
When pepper is used, it should always be white pepper, especially in white sauces and soups.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
The rule for seasoning is a level salt-spoonful of salt to half a pint; pepper, one fourth the quantity.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pepper, Where is the peck of pepper Peter Piper picked?
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Salt and pepper to taste.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
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In poetry:

Poor Thomas, from fair Dolly's view,
So many wounds has got,
His heart was pepper'd through and through,
As if 'twas with small shot.
"The Lover" by William Hutton
SCHNETZEN.
Didst hear the fellow's words who handed it?
I asked from whom it came, he spoke by rote,
"The pepper bites, the corn is ripe for harvest,
I come from Eisenach." 'T is some tedious jest.
"The Dance To Death. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
Now then, old boys, and reverend youth, of high or low degree,
Remember how we only get one annual out of three,
And such as dare to simmer down three dinners into one
Must cut their salads mighty short, and pepper well with fun.
"Meeting Of The Alumni Of Harvard College" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
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
"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:

Cajun Pepper Spices Up Borderland Derby Field.
Erosion-resistant rock peppers the dome's surface in whalebacks, fins and house-sized rounded boulders.
Lobby of the sheriff's department show people having coughing fits after a pepper-sprayed fugitive was delivered by Duane "Dog" Chapman.
Sauté shrimp in olive oil with garlic, salt and pepper until done.
Per sandwich) salt and pepper, to taste 2 Tbsps.
Last month in Cooking with Simon I included a recipe for my Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and how to cook spaghetti squash.
New Belgium Brewing created a beer with red chiles and chipotle peppers, while Stone Brewing has concocted a Hatch green chile variety, Hart explained.
Put the steaks—seasoned side down—on the hot grill or under the broiler and sprinkle the top with salt and pepper.
6 Tablespoons salted Butter 1 Tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes (optional) 4 Sage Leaves, thinly sliced ½ Cup Shaved and/or Grated Parmesan Cheese.
Mix brown sugar , pepper and salt in a small bowl.
Fresh ground black pepper 4 tsp.
Vanessa Rogers Shula's Bar & Grill specializes in hamburgers such as this wine country burger, made with roasted peppers, fresh goat cheese, balsamic greens and roasted tomatoes.
Going viral today almost as fast as a good pepper spray video is the latest idea from Occupy Wall Street: the Rolling Jubilee, a project to buy up and zero out people's debts.
Red Hot Chili Peppers (13 Albums).
Black pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp.
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In science:

Transit statistics may not yet be refined enough to be sensitive to detect this effect (Pepper & Gaudi (2006)), but such systematic effects may show up in future surveys.
Tidal Evolution of Close-in Extra-Solar Planets
Marvasti, “Salt and pepper noise removal for images,” IEEE Proc. on Int.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
We have applied the above algorithm on many standard test images, e.g., Lena, Baboon, House and Peppers etc.
Random matrix route to image denoising
In order to study the reconstruction process, Floyd-Steinberg dither was applied on two gray images (Pepper and Baboon).
Undithering using linear filtering and non-linear diffusion techniques
Fig. 2 (a) shows the pepper test i mage. A small portion of this test image is enlarged and the detail is shown in Fig. 2 (b).
Undithering using linear filtering and non-linear diffusion techniques
PEPPeR, a platform for experimental proteomic pattern recognition.
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies
The text was peppered with accurate quotations by physicists such as Bohr and Heisenberg and philosophers, sociologists, historians of science or psychoanalysts such as Kuhn, Feyerabend, Latour, Lacan, Deleuze, Guattari, Derrida, Lyotard, Serres or Virilio.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
Our study is peppered throughout with calculations that readers are encouraged to reproduce—and improve.
Forming Planetesimals in Solar and Extrasolar Nebulae
Table 1 gives the iteration numbers and the CPU times for the original PPXA algorithm and the proposed accelerated one in order to reach convergence when considering different image sizes (“Sebal”: N = 128 × 128, “Peppers”: N = 256 × 256 and “Marseille”: N = 512 × 512) and various kernel blur sizes.
Parallel Proximal Algorithm for Image Restoration Using Hybrid Regularization -- Extended Version
In Figure 2, tests have been carried out on “Peppers” degraded by a 3 × 3 uniform blur and corrupted by Poisson noise with scaling parameter α = 0.1.
Parallel Proximal Algorithm for Image Restoration Using Hybrid Regularization -- Extended Version
The results obtained when considering “Peppers” led to the same conclusion.
Parallel Proximal Algorithm for Image Restoration Using Hybrid Regularization -- Extended Version
Figure 7: Restoration results for “Peppers” image.
Parallel Proximal Algorithm for Image Restoration Using Hybrid Regularization -- Extended Version
Manski and Pepper (2000) introduced assumptions of monotone treatment response, which imposes that yi (t2 ) > yi (t1 ) whenever t2 > t1 , and monotone treatment selection, which imposes that E [yi (t)|zi = v ] is increasing in v for all t ∈ T .
Testing Regression Monotonicity in Econometric Models
A hypertext documentation system which mainly relied on canned texts, but which used a domain KB to enhance the effectiveness of the system in various ways (somewhat similar to what [Hayes and Pepper, 1989] proposed, but did not implement).
Automatic Generation of Technical Documentation
Hayes and Pepper, 1989] Phil Hayes and Jeff Pepper.
Automatic Generation of Technical Documentation
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