pimiento

[pi-myen-toh, -men-]
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.
Also pimento.

Origin of pimiento

First recorded in 1835–45; see origin at pimento
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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

Word Origin for pimiento

variant of pimento
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