Definition of pimiento
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 : a plant that bears pimientos
Recent Examples of pimiento from the Web
Serve with our pimiento cheese and crab, mango and cucumber sandwiches for a colorful variety.
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Origin and Etymology of pimiento
Spanish from pimienta
First Known Use: 1843See Words from the same year
PIMIENTO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pimiento for English Language Learners
: a type of small, mildly sweet pepper
PIMIENTO Defined for Kids
Definition of pimiento for Students
: a mildly sweet pepper with thick flesh
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