Definition of Pepperidge

1. Noun. Columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have brilliant color in early fall.

Exact synonyms: Black Gum, Nyssa Sylvatica, Sour Gum
Generic synonyms: Tupelo, Tupelo Tree



Definition of Pepperidge

1. n. A North American tree (Nyssa multiflora) with very tough wood, handsome oval polished leaves, and very acid berries, -- the sour gum, or common tupelo. See Tupelo.

Definition of Pepperidge

1. Noun. ''Nyssa sylvatica'', a medium-sized deciduous tree of North America. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Pepperidge

1. A North American tree (Nyssa multiflora) with very tough wood, handsome oval polished leaves, and very acid berries, the sour gum, or common tupelo. See Tupelo. Alternative forms: piperidge and pipperidge] Pepperidge bush, the barberry. Origin: Cf. NL. Berberis, E. Barberry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pepperidge

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peppermint camphor
peppermint candy
peppermint gum

Literary usage of Pepperidge

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1. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"The Tupelo, Black Gum, or pepperidge.—Its Variety and Allied Characteristics.—Their Floral Fragrance.—How Raised, Size, and Range of Growth. ..."

2. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"The Tupelo, Black Gum, or pepperidge.—Its Variety and Allied Characteristics.—Their Floral Fragrance.—How Raised, Size, and Range of Growth. ..."

3. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1851)
"... with its long pinnated leaf, is a brilliant scarlet ; the pepperidge is almost purple ; and some of the ashes approach the rank first in the show, ..."

4. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"Barberry; pepperidge-bush Herberts vulgaris Flowers—Yellow, small, odor disagreeable, 6-parted, borne in drooping, many-flowered racemes from the leaf axils ..."

5. The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore by Ernest Thompson Seton (1921)
"SOUR GUM, BLACK GUM, pepperidge OR TUPELO. (Nyssa sylvatica) A forest tree up to no feet high; in wet lands. Wood pale, very trong, tough, unsplittable and ..."

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