pi·​men·​to pə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce pimento (audio)
plural pimentos or pimento

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One captain recalled how the women helped seize 50 rolls of tobacco and nine bags of pimento from his ship. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 22 July 2022 Between the bread is cheddar, provolone and pimento, creating white, orange and red strata of melted cheese that are sharp and creamy. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 2022 This potato salad, made with butter and pimento, is anything but pedestrian. Mackensy Lunsford, USA TODAY, 10 July 2022 Add the pepper flakes, pimento and wine and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 18 May 2022 Even the scents blended into this fragrance evoke images of untamed wilderness just begging to be explored; crisp siberian pine, juniper, and calabrian bergamot mix flawlessly with notes of canadian fir, clary sage, pimento, and leather. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 May 2022 Remove and add pimento, oil and salt and pepper to taste. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 28 Dec. 2020 Zack Bruell will hold a demonstration on making the perfect pimento-cheese sandwich, a traditional treat at the Masters. Marc Bona, cleveland, 29 Oct. 2020 Rub the pork with the salt, sugar, pimento, nutmeg, mace, and black pepper. Bryan Washington, The New Yorker, 26 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History


Spanish pimienta allspice, pepper, from Late Latin pigmenta, plural of pigmentum plant juice, from Latin, pigment

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pimento was in 1660

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Cite this Entry

“Pimento.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pimento. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

Kids Definition


pi·​men·​to pə-ˈment-ō How to pronounce pimento (audio)
plural pimentos or pimento

Medical Definition


pi·​men·​to pə-ˈment-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce pimento (audio)
plural pimentos or pimento

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