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pepperbox

[pep-er-boks] /ˈpɛp ərˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a small box with perforations in the top, for sprinkling pepper.
Also called pepper pot.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; pepper + box1
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Word Origin and History for pepper-box
n.

1540s, from pepper (n.) + box (n.1). Meaning "hot-tempered person" is from 1867.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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