- the ripe, red, mild-flavored fruit of the sweet or bell pepper, Capsicum annuum, used as a vegetable, relish, to stuff olives, etc.
- the plant itself.
Origin of pimiento
First recorded in 1835–45; see origin at pimento
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Examples from the Web for pimiento
Substances (such as pimiento) are added to change the flavor.The Book of Cheese
Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
Chop the pimiento and sprigs of parsley and mix them with the chopped meat.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Because the color of both is very much the same, pimiento is added to give a contrasting color.
Cut the pimiento into thin strips, and place three or four strips diagonally across the cucumber, as shown in the illustration.
Cut a thin strip of the pimiento, and place this across the tips in the center.
- a Spanish pepper, Capsicum annuum, with a red fruit used raw in salads, cooked as a vegetable, and as a stuffing for green olivesAlso called: pimento
variant of pimento
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