Black pepper

Black pepper
Piper nigrum - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-107.jpg
Pepper plant with immature peppercorns
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Piperales
Family:Piperaceae
Genus:Piper
Species:P. nigrum
Binomial name
Piper nigrum

Black pepper is a plant that grows in the tropics, especially in India. The plant is a perennial vine that bears flowers. People cultivate the plant for its fruit, the peppercorn. The peppercorn can be used as a spice or condiment. Usually, it makes things hot.

There are several different plants called Pepper, all are in the Piper genus of Piperaceae.

From the 16th century onwards, people used the word pepper to also refer to the Chile peppers, which come from a completely unrelated plant.

Peppercorn as a condiment

Pepper is one of the most common spices used around the world. It is very common in European cuisine, and has been known and traded for a very long time. Very often, the peppercorns are ground, and the powder is used to make things taste hot.

Other Languages
Адыгэбзэ: Бурч
Afrikaans: Peper
Alemannisch: Pfeffer
العربية: فلفل أسود
asturianu: Piper nigrum
azərbaycanca: Qara istiot
বাংলা: গোল মরিচ
Bahasa Banjar: Sahang
беларуская: Перац чорны
भोजपुरी: काली मरिच
български: Черен пипер
Boarisch: Pfefa
bosanski: Biber
brezhoneg: Pebr
català: Pebre
Cebuano: Piper nigrum
Cymraeg: Pupur du
dansk: Sort peber
Deutsch: Pfeffer
ދިވެހިބަސް: އަސޭމިރުސް
eesti: Must pipar
English: Black pepper
español: Piper nigrum
Esperanto: Nigra pipro
euskara: Piperbeltz
فارسی: فلفل سیاه
français: Poivrier noir
Gàidhlig: Peabar
galego: Pementeira
ગુજરાતી: કાળા મરી
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Fù-chêu
한국어: 후추
հայերեն: Սև պղպեղ
हिन्दी: काली मिर्च
hornjoserbsce: Čorny popjerjowc
Bahasa Indonesia: Lada
Ирон: Бырц
íslenska: Pipar
italiano: Piper nigrum
עברית: פלפל שחור
Basa Jawa: Mrica
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಕರಿಮೆಣಸು
қазақша: Қара бұрыш
Kreyòl ayisyen: Pwav
kurdî: Bîbera reş
Latina: Piper nigrum
lietuvių: Juodasis pipiras
Ligure: Peive
Limburgs: Paeper
lingála: Ndóngó
magyar: Fekete bors
मैथिली: मरिच
македонски: Црн пипер
മലയാളം: കുരുമുളക്
मराठी: मिरवेल
მარგალური: უჩა ზაფანა
Bahasa Melayu: Lada hitam
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ငရုတ်ကောင်းပင်
Nederlands: Peper
नेपाली: मरिच
日本語: コショウ
norsk nynorsk: Svart pepar
Nouormand: Paîvre
occitan: Piper nigrum
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଗୋଲ ମରିଚ
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Murch
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਕਾਲੀ ਮਿਰਚ
پښتو: تور مرچ
português: Pimenta-preta
Ripoarisch: Peffer
română: Piper negru
Runa Simi: Yana piminta
русский: Перец чёрный
संस्कृतम्: मरीचम्
sardu: Pibiri
sicilianu: Pipi spezzi
سنڌي: ڪارا مرچ
slovenščina: Črni poper
српски / srpski: Црни бибер
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Biber
Basa Sunda: Pedes
suomi: Pippuri
Tagalog: Paminta
தமிழ்: மிளகு
тоҷикӣ: Мурч
Türkçe: Karabiber
українська: Перець чорний
اردو: کالی مرچ
vèneto: Pévaro
Tiếng Việt: Hồ tiêu
West-Vlams: Peper
Winaray: Piper nigrum
粵語: 胡椒
中文: 黑胡椒