[ suh-rah-noh ]

noun,plural ser·ra·nos.
  1. a small, green or reddish, extremely hot chile pepper, the fruit of a variety of Capsicum annuum used in cooking.

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

Words Nearby serrano Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use serrano in a sentence

  • During the first three months the government remained in the hands of three worthies, serrano, Prim and Topete.

    The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
  • Here it seems to the unhappy Zolzik that he is really serrano.

    Hania | Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • "Relate them I can, but as to sitting I cannot in any way," cries serrano, in desperation.

    Hania | Henryk Sienkiewicz