pimento

[ pi-men-toh ]
/ pɪˈmɛn toʊ /
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noun, plural pi·men·tos.

Also called Chinese vermilion, Harrison red, signal red. a vivid red color.

Nearby words

  1. pima cotton,
  2. piman,
  3. pimelic acid,
  4. pimelo-,
  5. pimelopterygium,
  6. pimento cheese,
  7. pimentón,
  8. pimiento,
  9. pimola,
  10. pimp

Origin of pimento

1665–75; alteration of Spanish pimiento pepper plant, masculine derivative of pimienta pepper fruit < Late Latin pigmenta spiced drink, spice, pepper, plural (taken as singular) of Latin pigmentum pigment

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British Dictionary definitions for pimento

pimento

/ (pɪˈmɛntəʊ) /

noun plural -tos

another name for allspice, pimiento

Word Origin for pimento

C17: from Spanish pimiento pepper plant, from Medieval Latin pigmenta spiced drink, from Latin pigmentum pigment

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Word Origin and History for pimento

pimento

n.
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