Definition of Jamaica pepper in English:

Jamaica pepper


  • another term for allspice (sense 1 and Jamaica pepper sense 2)
    • ‘It is also know as Jamaica pepper, common name applied to the berry of a small West Indian tree of the myrtle family.’
    • ‘Mince two or three onions, add the vegetables, and season with salt, black and Jamaica pepper.’
    • ‘Mixture of aromatic tropical berries with coriander, black peppercorns, white peppercorns, Jamaica peppers, aniseed, and caraway.’
    • ‘Other vernacular names for allspice include pimento and Jamaica pepper, but these are not used commercially.’
    • ‘The closest he got to a black pepper was the capsicum peppers we call chili peppers, and the allspice plant, also known as Jamaica pepper.’