noun. derived from pepper (especially black pepper); source of the hotness of black and white pepper.
- Madagascar pepper
- white pepper
- Piper nigrum
- common pepper
- chemical irritant
Example sentences of the word piperine
1. Noun, singular or mass
To reap its benefits, it's necessary to mix it with piperine, an active compound in black pepper.
When you buy turmeric or curcumin supplements, check the label to make sure they contain piperine as well.