• WordNet 3.6
    • adj peppery having the piquant burning taste of peppers "corn chips with peppery salsa"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Peppery Fig.: Hot-tempered; passionate; choleric.
    • Peppery Of or pertaining to pepper; having the qualities of pepper; hot; pungent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • peppery Of or pertaining to pepper; resembling pepper, as in appearance, taste, etc.; sharp; pungent; hot: as, a peppery appearance.
    • peppery Choleric; irritable; warm; passionate; sharp; stinging: as, a peppery disposition; a peppery answer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Peppery possessing the qualities of pepper: hot, choleric
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pipor—L. piper—Gr. peperi—Sans. pippala.


In literature:

You don't suppose we'd take you to see a lot of old crones like this peppery woman, do you?
"The Outdoor Girls on Pine Island" by Laura Lee Hope
To Mr. Bowdoin's peppery query why the devil she had not sent for him, Mrs. Hughson had nothing to say.
"Pirate Gold" by Frederic Jesup Stimson
Now, Peppery Polly Bumblebee had told Mrs. Ladybug that Mr. P. Bug was no stranger in Pleasant Valley.
"The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug" by Arthur Scott Bailey
She was a peppery little person, and her temper was up for the moment.
"The Jolliest School of All" by Angela Brazil
He was a very holy man, but a little peppery.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
Lord, boy, why didn't ye stay with that peppery Scotchman?
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
He seems to have been a peppery old gentleman.
"The Four Pools Mystery" by Jean Webster
He's such a hot, peppery fellow too.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
As soon as possible we went out to Spithead, and joined a large squadron under command of Sir Peppery Portfire.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
Now, the black ram was a peppery chap.
"The Tale of Snowball Lamb" by Arthur Bailey

In news:

The combination of tomato, olive and garlic on the pork pairs beautifully with the earthiness of the beans and the bite of peppery arugula in the White Bean Salad.
Like most good zinfandels , there is a peppery taste which lingers through to the finish.
Jelly Belly announced its newest Tabasco-flavored jelly beans, which feature a peppery punch that hot sauce fans know and love, the company said.
In Middle Quarters, a village on the southern coast of Jamaica, roadside stands serve sweet shrimp simmered in peppery broth.
"It's spicy and peppery with a fresh, tangy flavor - and a snappy aftertaste," said the master pastry chef and host of Food Network's "Sweet Genius.
This week, Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld herald the impending return of the Second Avenue Deli with a peppery interview with owner Jeremy Lebewohl.
Farro acts as a base to the peaches, backed up by smoky bacon, fresh peppers, creamy, tangy feta, charred onions and peppery arugula.
The leaves and stems are edible and have a wonderful peppery bitterness.
Earthiness helps, pepperiness too, along with an attention to freshness of ingredients and continence in the use of cooking oil.
The open kitchen pumps out peppery pork broths, noodle dishes, buns, and skewered meats for a small-plates menu that traipses across Asia served family style at dinner.
The flower's petals add a tangy, peppery taste to salads and other dishes, while setting plates ablaze with color.
When the occasion calls for a sophisticated sandwich, simply layer roasted red pepper s, goat cheese and peppery arugula on a crusty baguette.
He sweetens this peppery drink with honey from local Georgia beehives.
Not only is it much leaner, but it takes just minutes to prepare when brushed with olive oil and served with readymade olive tapenade, peppery arugula and juicy tomatoes.
Peppery yet citrusy, fresh ginger root is calling to us from all parts of the menu.