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pimiento

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noun pi·mien·to \pə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō, pəm-ˈyen-\

Simple Definition of pimiento

  • : a type of small, mildly sweet pepper

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pimiento

plural pimientos

  1. 1 :  any of various bluntly conical thick-fleshed sweet peppers of European origin that have a distinctive mild sweet flavor and are used especially as a garnish, as a stuffing for olives, and as a source of paprika

  2. 2 :  a plant that bears pimientos

Origin of pimiento

Spanish from pimienta


First Known Use: 1843


PIMIENTO Defined for Kids

pimiento

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noun pi·mien·to \pə-ˈmen-tō, pəm-ˈyen-\

Definition of pimiento for Students

plural pimientos also pimentos

  1. :  a mildly sweet pepper with thick flesh



Variants of pimiento

also pimento \pə-ˈmen-tō\

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