Adjective "Peppered" definition and examples

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Pronunciation

/ˈpɛpə/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A pungent hot-tasting powder prepared from dried and ground peppercorns, used as a spice or condiment to flavour food.
  1. 'Make shallots, garlic, red chilies, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground pepper, trassi and turmeric into a paste.'
  2. 'Drizzle with two tablespoons of oil, season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and top with the thyme.'
  3. 'Serve warm, sprinkled with a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to accompany chicken, steaks, lamb, or burgers.'
  4. 'Transfer into the salad bowl, add in the parsley and rucola, sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper, and toss to coat.'
  5. 'Add freshly ground pepper, the bay leaf, a splash of wine, and the butter.'
  6. 'Add a smear of oil, then season the steak with sea salt and ground pepper and place in the pan.'
  7. 'Drying may bring about a desirable change in flavour, as in pepper where the pungency increases.'
  8. 'Coat the chicken with olive oil, and scatter with sea salt, pepper and oregano.'
  9. 'Break the eggs into a bowl, add sea salt, pepper, parsley and paprika, and whisk.'
  10. 'In a small bowl, combine sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, chilli powder and garlic.'
  11. 'Basically, Mexican rice is flavoured by three things: turmeric, peppers (especially chili peppers) and ground cayenne peppers.'
A capsicum, especially a sweet pepper.
  1. 'Add mushrooms, peppers, onion, garlic, and oregano and sauté until onion is tender, which is about seven minutes.'
  2. 'Roughly chop the tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, onion and garlic and combine in a blender.'
  3. 'Gently fry the bacon, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and then sauté onion, peppers, garlic, fennel and saffron.'
  4. 'Put the onions, garlic and peppers into a shallow pan with the olive oil and cook slowly for five minutes.'
  5. 'To relieve the tension we joked about going home to the smell of grilled onions and peppers.'
  6. 'Add the onions and peppers and sauté until translucent.'
  7. 'Good sources include mango, orange, red and orange peppers, nectarines, papaya, squash and honeydew melon.'
  8. 'Cube the peppers and onion to the same size as the aubergine pieces.'
  9. 'Stir-fry the peppers, onion, garlic and ginger for about 2 minutes.'
  10. 'The sauce has heated nicely and is getting on really well with the peppers, onions and mushrooms.'
A climbing vine with berries that are dried as black or white peppercorns.
  1. 'For example, in climates with cool summers, heat-loving plants like eggplants and peppers thrive in containers because the container and soil are warmed by the sun.'
  2. 'April is a great time to plant peppers, cucumbers, eggplants, squash and heat-loving okra.'
A practice game in which a fielder throws at close range to a batter who hits back to the fielder.

    verb

    Sprinkle or season (food) with pepper.
    1. 'I didn't use oil this time - just salted and peppered it.'
    2. 'Breakfast in Damascus is ‘a brainburger - a whole lamb's cerebrum, poached, peppered and squashed into a bun - and a banana milkshake’.'
    3. 'Beef or chicken are satayed or peppered for just $5.25.'
    4. 'Gratefully, I copiously peppered my dish, and returned the pepper grinder to the young man, thanking him.'
    5. 'The heirloom tomatoes were sliced, salted, peppered, and placed on a white dish with a wee bit of basil.'
    6. 'Not of interest in and of itself, true, but it means that I can pepper my meat and two veg with a little colourful spice.'
    7. 'Our steaks were served with home-style gravy, sweet and peppered, along with local fries, sweet corn, carrots and peas.'
    8. 'Jerusalem artichokes were painted with olive oil, salted and peppered, and baked whole, like little potatoes, until the skins darkened and split and the oozing juices caramelized.'
    9. 'That would be fine if there was some tomatillo base, but it just tasted like peppered cilantro with some pepper and cilantro-pepper.'
    10. 'The first-course platter of big, peppered tails-on shrimp and seared scallops, all swamped in a delirious garlic-butter sauce, is outrageously good.'
    Cover or fill with a liberal amount of scattered items.
    1. 'His strong speech was peppered with witticisms that the audience was waiting to hear.'
    2. 'In addition, each explanation is peppered with the necessary amount of technical information needed to accomplish the job.'
    3. 'The script is peppered with dialogue that will make you howl for days, most of it being spoken by the Inspector.'
    4. 'The action is fast-paced and brutal, and the dubbed dialogue has been peppered with four letter words.'
    5. 'In an letter to the Times newspaper, he said: ‘Deliberately peppering his utterances with swear words and appearing in public carefully dishevelled is not setting a good example of behaviour.’'
    6. 'His speech was peppered with examples from literature and lives of notable personalities who proved why ‘we must maintain our tranquillity amid change.’'
    7. 'The cast deals admirably with a difficult script which is peppered with acerbic one-liners and wonderfully witty wisecracks.'
    8. 'A jovial person, his speeches are peppered with humour.'
    9. 'His script is peppered with mildly amusing moments, but few that are uproarious.'
    10. 'The script is peppered with hilarious, punchy one-liners and one malicious twist in the plot follows another to keep the momentum swinging nicely.'
    11. 'another burst of enemy bullets peppered his defenceless body'
    12. 'Bullets started peppering the highway from above and I swerved to avoid them.'
    13. 'He was peppered with many questions about the big houses and lavish living that are often displayed in American music videos and television.'
    14. 'He finally stopped and was peppered with bullets from an Apache helicopter.'
    15. 'On the morning of the 12 th, the climbers woke to the sound of bullets peppering the rock around their portaledge camp, 1,000 feet up.'
    16. 'And in a House hearing, he was peppered with unusually aggressive questions and comments on outsourcing.'
    17. 'While she'd been peppered with questions, this evening they hadn't used any footage of her.'
    18. 'The missiles found their targets, peppering the enemy formation.'
    19. 'Meanwhile at the match I'm supposed to be covering, Sweden are peppering the Danish goal, but just can't score.'
    20. 'After the initial half-hour's fighting right in the settlement, they backed off and satisfied themselves with peppering the buildings with bullets.'
    21. 'I will never forget a meeting I once had with a candidate and his advisers, in which I was constantly peppered with questions about logos and bumper stickers.'

    More definitions

    1. a pungent condiment obtained from various plants of the genus Piper, especially from the dried berries, used whole or ground, of the tropical climbing shrub P. nigrum.

    2. any plant of the genus Piper.Compare pepper family.

    3. any of several plants of the genus Capsicum, especially C. annuum, cultivated in many varieties, or C. frutescens.

    4. the usually green or red fruit of any of these plants, ranging from mild to very pungent in flavor.

    5. the pungent seeds of several vari

    More examples(as adjective)

    "parts can be peppered with naturalses."

    "grounds can be peppered with rocks."

    "moths can be peppered."

    "speeches can be peppered."

    "parts can be peppered."

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    Origin

    (pepper)Old English piper, pipor, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch peper and German Pfeffer; via Latin from Greek peperi, from Sanskrit pippalī ‘berry, peppercorn’.