pimiento

[ pi-myen-toh, -men- ]
/ pɪˈmyɛn toʊ, -ˈmɛn- /
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noun, plural pi·mien·tos.

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.

Nearby words

  1. pimelo-,
  2. pimelopterygium,
  3. pimento,
  4. pimento cheese,
  5. pimentón,
  6. pimola,
  7. pimp,
  8. pimp up,
  9. pimpernel,
  10. pimping

Also pimento.

Origin of pimiento

First recorded in 1835–45; see origin at pimento

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British Dictionary definitions for pimiento

pimiento

/ (pɪˈmjɛntəʊ, -ˈmɛn-) /

noun plural -tos

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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