pl. -·nis or -·ni
a hard, highly spiced Italian sausage
Origin of pepperoni; from 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