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Definition of Pepper moth
Pepper mothPepper 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 Pepper moth from wikipedia
- The peppered moth
(Biston betularia) is a temperate species
of night-flying moth
. Peppered moth evolution
is an example
of po****tion genetics
- The evolution
of the peppered moth
is an evolutionary instance
of directional colour change
in the moth
po****tion as a consequence
of air pollution
- The Peppered Moth
is a 2000 novel
by English writer Margaret
Drabble; it is her fourteenth published
novel. The novel follows
(dark arches), but the most studied
is the evolution
of the peppered moth
betularia. It is also seen in a beetle, Adalia bipunctata
- art and movies Peppered moth
(Biston betularia), the subject
of a well-known study
in natural selection
(Actias luna) Grease moth
- Utetheisa lotrix
) is a moth
of the family
Erebidae. It is found
in most of the old world
tropics. The wingspan
30 mm. The...
- mid-1950s to study
the evolutionary mechanism
of industrial melanism
in the peppered moth
(Biston betularia). It was executed
- lead to the creation
of morphs, the most notable example being
the peppered moth
, whose evolutionary history
in the United Kingdom
as a cl****ic...
, also known
as American pepper
peppertree, escobilla, false pepper
del Peru, pepper
tree, California pepper
- on the influence
of industrial melanism
on peppered moth
(Biston betularia) coloration, showing
areas. This experiment...
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