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Definition of African pepper
African pepperPepper Pep"per, n. [OE. peper, AS. pipor, L. piper, fr. Gr. ?,
?, akin to Skr. pippala, pippali.]
1. A well-known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried
berry, either whole or powdered, of the Piper nigrum.
Note: Common, 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
3. Any plant of the genus Capsicum, and its fruit; red
pepper; as, the bell pepper.
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
Guinea pepper. See under Guinea, and Capsicum.
Jamaica pepper. See Allspice.
(a) The spike of berries of Piper longum, an East Indian
(b) The root of Piper, or Macropiper, methysticum. See
Malaguetta, 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 caster, a small box or bottle, with a
perforated lid, used for sprinkling ground pepper on food,
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 (Zo["o]l.), a European moth (Biston
betularia) having white wings covered with small black
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.
Meaning of African pepper from wikipedia
- African pepper
is a name for several unrelated pepper
-like ****es traded
from the general region
of West Africa
: Aframomum melegueta
from the ginger
made with red chilli peppers
", and gives
its ultimate origin
as the word for "pepper
" (presumably in the native-African
sense) in the Ronga
- Piper guineense
is a West African species
of Piper; the ****e derived
from its dried fruit
as Ashanti pepper
, Benin pepper
bonnet, also known
as bonney peppers
, or Caribbean
, is a variety
of chili pepper named
for its resemblance
to a tam o' shanter
- is sometimes referred
to as African pepper
or Guinea pepper
, but these
are ambiguous terms
that may refer
to Ashanti pepper
of paradise, among...
- Alligator pepper
****e or hepper pepper
) is a West African
****e which corresponds
to the seeds
and seed pods of Aframomum
of paradise, melegueta pepper
, alligator pepper
grains, ossame, or fom wisa; it imparts
a pungent, black-pepper
- The chili pepper
(also chile, chile pepper
, chilli pepper
, or chilli), from Nahuatl
chīlli (Nahuatl pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʃiːli] (listen)), is the fruit...
- Dr Pepper
is a carbonated
soft drink marketed
flavor. The drink
in the 1880s by pharmacist Charles Alderton
in Waco, Texas...
this name is now also used for a newer, derived African
cultivar, the piri piri pepper
ones are called malagueta
in both Brazil...
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