nounpl. -·nis or -·ni
a hard, highly spiced Italian sausage
Origin of pepperonifrom Italian peperoni (sing. peperone), cayenne peppers from pepe, pepper from Classical Latin piper, pepper
- A highly spiced pork and beef sausage.
- A slice of this type of sausage.
Origin of pepperoniItalian peperoni pl. of peperone pimento, red pepper augmentative of pepe pepper from Latin piper ; see pepper .
(normally plural, singular peperone)
From Italian peperone, bell pepper