(1) Pepper that is ground from whole peppercorns with husks on
(2) Climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
- The seeds (peppercorns) of the plant Piper nigrum which is commonly used as a spice. Usually but not always used ground or crushed. Pepper corns also come in forms that produce white pepper and several other varieties.