Definition of Negro pepper
1. Noun. Tropical west African evergreen tree bearing pungent aromatic seeds used as a condiment and in folk medicine.
Group relationships: Genus Xylopia, Xylopia
Generic synonyms: Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Negro Pepper
Literary usage of Negro pepper
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"They have been also called Guinea pepper and negro pepper, in consequence of their having been employed as a substitute for that condiment by the negroes, ..."
2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"They have been also called Guinea Pepper and negro pepper, in consequence of their having been employed as a substitute for that condiment by the negroes, ..."
3. Putnam's Monthly (1907)
"... from her Eastern Shore home to Philadelphia, a matter of two hundred miles, and could repeat after fifty years the song of the negro pepper- pot venders ..."