[ 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.

Origin of pimiento

First recorded in 1835–45; see origin at pimento

Words Nearby pimiento

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British Dictionary definitions for pimiento


/ (pɪˈmjɛntəʊ, -ˈmɛn-) /

nounplural -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 olives: Also called: pimento

Origin of pimiento

variant of pimento

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