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William, Jr., U.S. physician, 1874-1947. See: Pepper syndrome.


/pep·per/ (pep´er)
1. any of various plants of the genus Piper, or their fruits, particularly the black pepper (P. nigrum), the common spice.
2. any of various plants of the genus Capsicum, or their fruits.

cayenne pepper , red pepper capsicum.


(1) Black pepper, see there. 
(2) White pepper, see there.


n 1. any plant of the genus
Piper. 2. any plant of the genus
pepper, black,
n Latin name:
Piper nigrum; part used: fruit; uses: flatulence, anorexia, indigestion, heartburn, stomach cramps, colic, peptic ulcers, constipation, diarrhea; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; can cause apnea (in large doses). Also called
biber, filfil, golmirch, hu-chiao, kalmirch, kosho, krishnadi, lada, maricha, pepe, pfeffer, phi noi, pimenta, pjerets, poivre, the king of spices, or
the master spice.
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Pepper, black.
pepper, long,
n Latin name:
Piper longum; parts used: immature fruits, roots; uses: in Ayurveda pacifies kapha and vata doshas (pungent, light, oily, sharp), immunomodulator, stimulant, antiasthmatic, hepatoprotection, antiinflammatory, antiamoebic, antibacterial, bioavailability enhancer, carminative, laxative, stomachic; root: gout, back pain, rheumatism; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, barbiturates, phenytoin. Also called
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Pepper, long.
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Add the cumin, paprika, and black pepper and mix to combine.
Like other peppers, paprika types thrive in warm weather.
Add the onions and garlic to the oil in the pan (using more oil if necessary) and gently fry until soft, then sprinkle in the paprika.
Alternatively, lightly rub the butter into the flour and then mix in half the cheese, the paprika, salt and pepper and the egg.
1 1/2 tablespoons hot or mild Hungarian paprika, or regular paprika
Sweet jacket potato with piri-piri prawns Serves 1 (easily doubled) Ingredients 1 large sweet potato 21/2 tsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 red pointed pepper, sliced Pinch of chilli flakes 1/2 tsp sweet paprika 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tbsp tomato ketchup 100g/4oz raw king prawns Few sprigs parsley, chopped 2 tbsp light mayonnaise Method 1 Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
Saffron rice packed with onions, garlic, paprika, smoked paprika, real chorizo, free range chicken, squid, salmon, king prawns and mussels all finished with fresh herbs and blanched green beans.
Ingredients For the filling: 200g pack Waitrose Roast Chicken Sweet Chilli Mini Fillets, shredded; 195g can Waitrose Sweetcorn, drained; 200g grated mature Cheddar cheese For the sauce: 300g pack 8 corn tortillas, 2 tsp veg oil, 1 medium onion, finely chopped, 2 cloves garlic, crushed, 1/4 tsp smoked paprika, 680g jar Waitrose Organic Passata, 1 tbsp cocoa powder Method Heat oven to 200degC, gas mark 6.
Sprinkle with chilli flakes and paprika and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Chorizo is a spiced pork sausage that can be mild or spicy and the main flavour is paprika, which gives it a deep red colour.
Adjust the seasoning, spoon on to slices of buttered toast and dust with paprika.