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pimiento

[pi-myen-toh, -men-]
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noun, plural pi·mien·tos.
  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.
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Also pimento.

Origin of pimiento

First recorded in 1835–45; see origin at pimento
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Examples from the Web for pimiento

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

  • Cut the pimiento into thin strips, and place three or four strips diagonally across the cucumber, as shown in the illustration.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

  • Cut a thin strip of the pimiento, and place this across the tips in the center.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences


British Dictionary definitions for pimiento

pimiento

noun plural -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 olivesAlso called: pimento
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Word Origin

variant of pimento
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