☆ black gum
Origin of pepperidgevariant, variety of British dialect, dialectal pipperidge, the barberry
See black gum.
Origin of pepperidgeFrom variant of British English dialectal pipperidge, barberry, from Anglo-Norman peperonge, rose hip, perhaps from alteration of Medieval Latin berberis, barberry; see barberry, or perhaps from an element akin to Anglo-Norman pepin, pip, pippin and peple, damson + rouge, red; see rouge.
(usually uncountable, plural pepperidges)