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serrano

[ suh-rah-noh ]
/ səˈrɑ noʊ /
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noun, plural ser·ra·nos.

a small, green or reddish, extremely hot chile pepper, the fruit of a variety of Capsicum annuum used in cooking.

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Origin of serrano

First recorded in 1950–55; from Mexican Spanish, short for chile serrano “mountain chile,” from Spanish serrano “of a mountain; mountain; highlands; a highlander,” from sierra
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