Pep"per*idge (?), n. [Cf. NL. berberis, E. barberry.] Bot.

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.

[Written also piperidge and pipperidge.]

Pepperidge bush Bot., the barberry.


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