pimiento

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

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

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Pimento -- or pimiento peppers -- are red mild, sweet peppers similar to bell peppers. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Pimento cheese sandwich, casserole, spread recipes: Variations are endless," 22 May 2018 The ingredients are simple: pimientos, cream cheese, mayonnaise, cheese and spices. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Great food makes your Super Bowl party a winner," 1 Feb. 2018 Give your meatballs some extra flavor with pimiento-stuffed olives and raisins. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Picadillo Meatballs," 30 Oct. 2017 Add the olives, pimientos and capers and toss to combine. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Beef Valencia," 18 June 2014 Southerners have very specific taste and that extends far beyond insisting on Duke’s mayonnaise in our sandwiches or extra sharp cheddar in our pimiento cheese. Southern Living, "These Are the Most Popular Baby Names in The South Now," 19 Sep. 2017 Serve with our pimiento cheese and crab, mango and cucumber sandwiches for a colorful variety. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Minty Pea and Pecorino Finger Sandwiches," 12 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of pimiento

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pimiento

Spanish from pimienta

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pimiento

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pimiento

: a type of small, mildly sweet pepper

pimiento

noun
pi·mien·to | \pə-ˈmen-tō, pəm-ˈyen-\
variants: also pimento \pə-ˈmen-tō \
plural pimientos also pimentos

Kids Definition of pimiento

: a mildly sweet pepper with thick flesh

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