Meaning of peppercorn

pep•per•corn

Pronunciation: (pep'ur-kôrn"), [key]
— n.
  1. the berry of the pepper plant, Piper nigrum, dried and used as a condiment, in pickling, etc.
  2. anything very small or insignificant.
—adj.
  1. (of hair) growing in tight spirals.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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