Definitions for "Peppercorn"
Keywords:  berry, nigrum, piper, pungent, ripe
A dried berry of the black pepper (Piper nigrum).
pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground
Peppercorns are small berries from a vine plant. The black peppercorn is picked when it is almost ripe, then dried. Whole ground or cracked, black peppercorns produce our everyday black pepper. The milder white pepper is made from the dried inner kernel of the ripe berry.
Anything insignificant; a particle.