1. peppercorn

noun. pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground.


  • seasoning
  • flavorer
  • black pepper
  • Madagascar pepper
  • white pepper
  • Piper nigrum
  • seasoner
  • flavourer
  • common pepper
  • flavouring
  • pepper

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Example sentences of the word peppercorn

1. Noun, singular or mass
Crack whole spices after toasting and tie them in cheesecloth with twine to make retrieving them easier; nothing throws off the taste of a dish like biting into a whole peppercorn does.

2. Adjective
Drain the peppercorn stalks on a plate lined with paper towels, and let them air dry.