Piper(redirected from Piper, John)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
E.B., U.S. obstetrician-gynecologist, 1881-1935. See: Piper forceps.
Black pepper, the dried unripe fruit of Piper nigrum (family Piperaceae), a climbing plant of the East Indies; used as a condiment, diaphoretic, stimulant, and carminative, and locally as a counterirritant.
Genus of plants that produce pepper. The species Piper nigrum is a flowering vine that produces black pepper.