pimiento

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

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 and Etymology of pimiento

Spanish from pimienta


First Known Use: 1843


PIMIENTO Defined for English Language Learners

pimiento

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

Definition of pimiento for English Language Learners

  • : a type of small, mildly sweet pepper


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

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pimentos

  1. :  a mildly sweet pepper with thick flesh

Variants of pimiento

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pimento

\pə-ˈmen-tō\

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