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pepper pot

Also called Philadelphia pepper pot. a highly seasoned, thick soup made of tripe or other meat, vegetables, and sometimes dumplings.
a West Indian stew of meat or fish and vegetables, flavored with cassareep.
Origin of pepper pot
1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Tom was a pepper-pot as to temper, and anything like opposition always had a bad effect.

    An Old-fashioned Girl Louisa May Alcott
  • But if you look at that pepper-pot I put on the table, you'll see a small hole.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • I mean red pepper, from the pepper-pot (taking it off shelf).

    Christmas Entertainments Alice Maude Kellogg
  • Miss Parkins gasped, shivered, clutched the pepper-pot, and dropped it into her own plate.

    Peggy Laura E. Richards
  • And the words held together, and were not sprinkled out of a pepper-pot.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
  • Our pepper-pot was usually made in a gipsy-kettle, suspended from a tripod.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • The second pepper-pot cruised up and brought to adjacent to the operations with a watchful eye on the horizon.

    Grapes of wrath Boyd Cable
  • A negro paused on the sidewalk, crying, "pepper-pot, smoking hot!"

    Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker S. Weir Mitchell
  • Mrs. Gammit was just about to turn the pepper-pot over, when she saw a third dim shape approaching, and stayed her hand.

    The Backwoodsmen Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Not a grain of rice, not a spoonful of the pepper-pot, not a slice of plantain, was left.

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for pepper-pot

pepper pot

a small container with perforations in the top for sprinkling pepper
a Caribbean stew of meat, rice, vegetables, etc, highly seasoned with cassareep
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for pepper-pot

1838, from pepper (n.) + pot (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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