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Contributor Contrib.Philippa on 9/18/2006
Derived from the name of the spice, which is prepared from the fermented, dried, unripe red berries of the plant. The plant is from the plant family Pipereraceae, which derives its name from piper, which is the latinized form of Greek peperi "black pepper". However, in the case of some bearers, Pepper is used as a nickname for the name PETRA. In popular culture, Pepper is the nickname of Virginia Potts, a female character from the "Iron Man" comics.