pepper-and-salt

/pep"euhr euhn sawlt"/, adj.
1. composed of a fine mixture of black with white: pepper-and-salt hair.
n.
2. an apparel fabric having a pepper-and-salt effect.
3. the harbinger-of-spring.
[1765-75]

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Universalium. 2010.

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