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peppercorn (ˈpɛpəˌkɔːn Pronunciation for peppercorn



  1. the small dried berry of the pepper plant (Piper nigrum)
  2. 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).
Misc (1995)
I told him what she'd revealed the previous day, adding my own surmise about the peppercorn rent.
Harris, Elizabeth Time of the Wolf
It has a 50-year lease from Logan City Council at a peppercorn rent and a 40-year option.
Misc (1995)
The cottage was on a peppercorn rent, but one day the aged man who owned it would die.
Gee, Maggie Lost Children
of spices and was used as a currency, hence the term ` peppercorn rent".
Smith, Drew Food Watch


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