A well-known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the Piper nigrum.
The plant which yields pepper, an East Indian woody climber (Piper nigrum), with ovate leaves and apetalous flowers in spikes opposite the leaves. The berries are red when ripe. Also, by extension, any one of the several hundred species of the genus Piper, widely dispersed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the earth.
Any plant of the genus Capsicum (of the Solanaceae family, which are unrelated to Piper), and its fruit; red pepper; chili pepper; as, the bell pepper and the jalapeno pepper (both Capsicum annuum) and the habanero pepper (Capsicum chinense); . These contain varying levels of the substance capsaicin (C18H27O3N), which gives the peppers their hot taste. The habanero is about 25-50 times hotter than the jalapeno according to a scale developed by Wilbur Scoville in 1912. See also Capsicum and http://www.chili-pepper-plants.com/.
Kali Mirchi, Kali mirch sabat Almost exclusively you will want the whole black peppercorn, widely available in supermarkets. At one time pepper was the main heating agent for Indian cookery, but has now been largely replaced by the chilli. There are some great recipes however that call for pepper in goodly amounts and the difference is outstanding. Used whole or ground.
This could be the world's most popular spice! It is a berry which is native to India and comes in black, white and green varieties. The black peppercorn has the strongest flavor, with the white peppercorn coming in second. Green peppercorns are soft, under-ripe berries which are pickled in brine.
Pepper is the dried berry of Piper nigrum. This vine which can grow up to ten feet tall is indigenous to India and Asia. Pepper is actually berries that are picked about nine months after flowering. (This is true pepper, and should not be confused with paprika, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, red pepper, and bell pepper, which are fruits from the capiscum family.) Black Pepper, the spiciest, is berries that are picked unripe. The berries used for White Pepper are ripened on the vine and soaked so that their outer hulls are easily removed. Green Peppercorns are immature berries which are freezedried or packed in brine for preservation.
Used to describe several breeds, this color is a lowly saturated, medium brilliant black. When coupled with Salt, it describes the alternating black and white hairs of the Schnauzer breeds. Also referred to as Peppering. Color definitions may vary by breed. Always check the breed standard for the definitive color description.
The berries of a climbing vine. The fruit grow green then red as the plant matures. To make black pepper, the berries are picked green and sun-dried, resulting in black peppercorns. To make white peppercorns, the dark husk is removed by soaking. Pepper should not be confused with the peppers more accurately known as capsicums or chilies.
climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground
sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum
a hollow green, red, or yellow vegetable with seeds
a sharp-tasting, hollow vegetable
Small black pin knots in Yew, which is a typical characteristic of Yew veneer. The more and regular the pepper is spread on the surface, the higher the quality of the veneer.
Mirch. Has for centuries been India's most important spice, gaining it the title king of spices. It grows on vines which flower triennially and produce clusters of berries, which ar3e picked and dried and become the pepper corns. Green, black and white pepper are not different varieties. All peppercorns are green when picked and must be bottled or freeze-fried at once to retain the colour. Black pepper is the dried berry. White pepper is obtained by soaking off the black skin of the berry. Peppercorns are a heat agent and can be used whole or ground.
A commonly used spice, There are four varieties - black, green, white, and red. The black, green, and white peppers are from the same shrub. Green pepper is freshly plucked, whereas the black and white peppers are the dried forms. White pepper is obtained by removing the outer husk of the seed. As this can be done only from the best quality of seeds, white pepper is considered superior to black pepper. Red or cayenne pepper is prepared from the seeds of certain types of red chillies or from red capsicum pods. Pepper is used generally in a powdered form but for some dishes it is also used whole. The dried whole berries are called pepper-corns.
The fruit of various members of the Capsicum genus; native to the Western hemisphere, a pepper has a hollow body with placental ribs (internal white veins) to which tiny seeds are attached (seeds are also attached to the stem end of the interior); a pepper can be white, yellow, green, brown, purple or red with a flavor ranging from delicately sweet to fiery hot; the genus includes sweet peppers and hot peppers.
ground or whole berries, eiter black, white, green, or pink with a pleasant, stinging bite.
The thin black knots in Yew veneer which are the typical figuring of Yew veneer. The more pepper there is and the more regular this pepper is distributed over the surface the more valuable the veneer.
The fruit of a plant that grows as a vine. The different varieties of pepper are all derived from the same plant; just the degree of maturity separates the flavor and intensity of them. Green peppercorns are the youngest of the fruit and are frequently packed in vinegar or a marinade and used in sauces or accompany meat dishes. White peppercorns are the most pungent and are derived from the fully matured, red peppercorn which is soaked to remove the outer skin and dried. Black peppercorns are the â€œhalf ripeâ€ fruit that is allowed to ferment and then dried. Pepper is an essential spice in cooking. Use the whole peppercorn in soups and stocks for a slight flavor or ground on meats for grilling, and freshly ground on salads. Pepper used directly after crushing or grinding is best. The oils and intensity dissipate quickly after being ground.
To dream of pepper burning your tongue, foretells that you will suffer from your acquaintances through your love of gossip. To see red pepper growing, foretells for you a thrifty and an independent partner in the marriage state. To see piles of red pepper pods, signifies that you will aggressively maintain your rights. To grind black pepper, denotes that you will be victimized by the wiles of ingenious men or women. To see it in stands on the table, omens sharp reproaches or quarrels. For a young woman to put it on her food, foretells that she will be deceived by her friends.
CENL Committee for Capsicum Gene Nomenclature. Rules for gene nomenclature of Capsicum. Capsicum Eggplant Newsl. 1994;13:11-14. Also available from: http://genome.cornell.edu/solgenes/admin/nomen.caps.html [cited 2001 Jun 18]. Livingstone DL, Lackney VK, Blauth JR, van Wijk R, Jahn MK. Genome mapping in Capsicum and the evolution of genome structure in the Solanaceae. Genetics. 1999;152(3):1183-1202.
A spice obtained from the berry of the pepper plant. more information - recipes
Perhaps the best known and most universally used spice....