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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pep·per /ˈpɛpɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pep·per /ˈpɛpɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pep·per n.
 1. A well-known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the Piper nigrum.
 Note:Common pepper, or black pepper, is made from the whole berry, dried just before maturity; white pepper is made from the ripe berry after the outer skin has been removed by maceration and friction.  It has less of the peculiar properties of the plant than the black pepper.  Pepper is used in medicine as a carminative stimulant.
 2. 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.
 3. Any plant of the genus Capsicum (of 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/.
 Note:The term pepper has been extended to various other fruits and plants, more or less closely resembling the true pepper, esp. to the common varieties of Capsicum. See Capsicum, and the Phrases, below.
 African pepper, the Guinea pepper. See under Guinea.
 Cayenne pepper. See under Cayenne.
 Chinese pepper, the spicy berries of the Xanthoxylum piperitum, a species of prickly ash found in China and Japan.
 Guinea pepper. See under Guinea, and Capsicum.
 Jamaica pepper. See Allspice.
 Long pepper. (a) The spike of berries of Piper longum, an East Indian shrub. (b) The root of Piper methysticum (syn. Macropiper methysticum) of the family Piperaceae.  See Kava.
 Malaguetta pepper, or Meleguetta pepper, the aromatic seeds of the Amomum Melegueta, an African plant of the Ginger family.  They are sometimes used to flavor beer, etc., under the name of grains of Paradise.
 Red pepper. See Capsicum.
 Sweet pepper bush Bot., an American shrub (Clethra alnifolia), with racemes of fragrant white flowers; -- called also white alder.
 Pepper box or Pepper caster, a small box or bottle, with a perforated lid, used for sprinkling ground pepper on food, etc.
 Pepper corn. See in the Vocabulary.
 Pepper elder Bot., a West Indian name of several plants of the Pepper family, species of Piper and Peperomia.
 Pepper moth Zool., a European moth (Biston betularia) having white wings covered with small black specks.
 Pepper pot, a mucilaginous soup or stew of vegetables and cassareep, much esteemed in the West Indies.
 Pepper root. Bot.. See Coralwort.
 pepper sauce, a condiment for the table, made of small red peppers steeped in vinegar.
 Pepper tree Bot., an aromatic tree (Drimys axillaris) of the Magnolia family, common in New Zealand. See Peruvian mastic tree, under Mastic.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pep·per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Peppered p. pr. & vb. n. Peppering.]
 1. To sprinkle or season with pepper.
 2. 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.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pep·per, v. i. To fire numerous shots (at).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully
           ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in
           northern Burma and Assam [syn: common pepper, black
           pepper, white pepper, Madagascar pepper, Piper
      2: any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing
         peppers [syn: capsicum, capsicum pepper plant]
      3: pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant
         of East India; use whole or ground [syn: peppercorn]
      4: sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus
      v 1: add pepper to; "pepper the soup"
      2: attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; "pelt the
         speaker with  questions" [syn: pelt]