peppercornish

peppercorn

[pep-er-kawrn]
noun
1.
the berry of the pepper plant, Piper nigrum, dried and used as a condiment, in pickling, etc.
2.
anything very small or insignificant.
adjective
3.
(of hair) growing in tight spirals.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English pepercorn; Old English piporcorn. See pepper, corn1

peppercornish, peppercorny, adjective
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peppercorn (ˈpɛpəˌkɔːn)
 
n
1.  the small dried berry of the pepper plant (Piper nigrum)
2.  something trifling

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