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serrano

[suh-rah-noh] /səˈrɑ noʊ/
noun, plural serranos.
1.
a small, green or reddish, extremely hot chili pepper, the fruit of a variety of Capsicum annuum used in cooking.
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  • Nearly a week had passed since my first meeting with the Spanish lawyer serrano.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • They called serrano their father, and, indeed, treated him as such.

  • At once serrano's orotund Italian voice shot out into the crowd.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • serrano left them, to pass around the word of the meeting that night.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • serrano, an unofficial member of the group, broke in excitedly.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • They were not even leaders in their trades, except serrano and perhaps Katz.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • Here it seems to the unhappy Zolzik that he is really serrano.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • "Relate them I can, but as to sitting I cannot in any way," cries serrano, in desperation.

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