pimiento

pimiento

[pi-myen-toh, -men-]
noun, plural pimientos.
1.
the ripe, red, mild-flavored fruit of the sweet or bell pepper, Capsicum annuum, used as a vegetable, relish, to stuff olives, etc.
2.
the plant itself.
Also, pimento.


Origin:
1835–45; see pimento

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pimiento (pɪˈmjɛntəʊ, -ˈmɛn-)
 
n , pl -tos
Also called: pimento a Spanish pepper, Capsicum annuum, with a red fruit used raw in salads, cooked as a vegetable, and as a stuffing for green olives
 
[variant of pimento]

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