A cylindrical container
holding black pepper
. A pepperpot may be a pepper grinder
, which holds peppercorn
s and includes a mechanism for grinding them, or a pepper shaker
, which holds (bland
) pre-ground pepper.
2. A sort of vegetable or meat stew containing pepper and dumplings.
3. A Dalek. When a Doctor Who fan says that Daleks look like pepperpots, s/he does not mean that they look like Monty Python members in drag -- despite the skirt bit -- nor that they look like stew. Rumour has it that the Daleks were in fact modeled after salt shakers, which is close enough.