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pimiento

[pi-myen-toh, -men-] /pɪˈmyɛn toʊ, -ˈmɛn-/
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
1835-1845
1835-45; see pimento
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British Dictionary definitions for pimiento

pimiento

/pɪˈmjɛntəʊ; -ˈmɛn-/
noun (pl) -tos
1.
a Spanish pepper, Capsicum annuum, with a red fruit used raw in salads, cooked as a vegetable, and as a stuffing for green olives Also called pimento
Word Origin
variant of pimento
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