Definition of black pepper in US English:

black pepper


  • The dried black berries of the pepper, harvested while still unripe and used either whole or ground as a spice and condiment.

    • ‘Take it out once it is mixed and add the oil, salt, black pepper, cumin and coriander then mix together.’
    • ‘The salted version often contains spices such as roasted cumin seeds or black pepper.’
    • ‘My favorite dish, however, was tofu cooked on an iron skillet with green peppers, onions and black pepper.’
    • ‘Add the chopped parsley, a little cracked black pepper and serve the fresh Parmesan separately.’
    • ‘Roasted ground cumin and ground black pepper can be sprinkled over fresh yogurt.’


black pepper

/blak ˈpepər//blæk ˈpɛpər/