English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

peppercorn (ˈpɛpəˌkɔːn



  1. the small dried berry of the pepper plant (Piper nigrum)
  2. something trifling

Example Sentences Including 'peppercorn'

I told him what she'd revealed the previous day, adding my own surmise about the peppercorn rent.
Harris, Elizabeth Time of the Wolf
The cottage was on a peppercorn rent, but one day the aged man who owned it would die.
Gee, Maggie Lost Children


Log in to comment on this word.