Pepper actually refers to several different kinds of plants. Black or white pepper (genus Piper) is a common food spice.

Pair of bluebird salt & pepper shakers

An interestingly shaped pepper shaker from a salt and pepper pair

There are different kinds of pepper... There are also a range of pepper that have different levels of "spiciness" or hot sensation: chilli, banana, bell, cayenne and more. It also has the interesting property that some pests may not like it. Allspice is in the pepper family.

Pepper continuum

a rainbow of peppers



  • Wikipedia's article on pepper
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