1. having the piquant burning taste of peppers
; - Example: "corn chips with peppery salsa"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Peppery \Pep"per*y\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to pepper; having the qualities of
pepper; hot; pungent.
2. Fig.: Hot-tempered; passionate; choleric.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having the piquant burning taste of peppers; "corn chips
with peppery salsa"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "peppery":
alert, beany, brisk, burning, choleric, combustible, cranky, cross,
curried, explosive, fiery, hasty, high-seasoned, high-spirited,
hot, hot as pepper, hot-tempered, hotheaded, keen, lively,
mettlesome, nippy, passionate, peppy, piquant, poignant, quick,
quick-tempered, racy, ratty, seasoned, short-tempered, snappy,
spiced, spicy, spunky, tangy, volcanic, with a kick, zestful,