- the small dried berry of the pepper plant (Piper nigrum)
- something trifling
Example Sentences Including 'peppercorn'
A trust would lease the properties back to the club for a Pounds 1 annual peppercorn rent on a 199 year lease.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
I opted to try the seared scallop salad for my main meal ($15) and my friend chose the fillet of beef with a peppercorn crust ($21.50).
I told him what she'd revealed the previous day, adding my own surmise about the peppercorn rent.
Time of the Wolf
It has a 50-year lease from Logan City Council at a peppercorn rent and a 40-year option.
The cottage was on a peppercorn rent, but one day the aged man who owned it would die.
To wash it down, drink peppercorn vodka shots from each other's navels.
Sun, News of the World (2000)
of spices and was used as a currency, hence the term ` peppercorn rent".
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