ser·​ra·​no | \ sə-ˈrä-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce serrano (audio) , si- \
plural serranos

Definition of serrano

: a small very hot chili pepper that is red when mature

Examples of serrano in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Iffresh Thai chiles are unavailable, substitute one serrano or one-half jalapeño (remove the seeds to make the dish milder). Star Tribune, 28 May 2021 Muddle serrano pepper and simple syrup in a mixing glass. Karla Alindahao, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Forty minutes after opening and more than 100 customers later, the pork serrano sausage has sold out. San Antonio Express-News, 30 Aug. 2019 The Sol y Luna Margarita ($9) is spiked with serrano pepper. Eric Velasco, al, 4 May 2020 Add the ginger, serrano and curry leaves to the pot and stir for 1 minute until fragrant. Leena Trivedi-grenier,, 17 Apr. 2020 Queso blanco, which is white instead of yellow, is made with Monterey Jack and white cheddar cheeses, as well as serrano, poblano and chipotle peppers. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 26 Feb. 2020 Add serrano peppers, salt, pepper and the two kinds of basil. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Sep. 2019 Microbes Microbes Dendritic cells Neuron Enteroendocrine cells Immune system Enterochromaffin cells Bloodstream Monica serrano, NGM STAFF; MESA schumacher. Martin Oeggerli, National Geographic, 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of serrano

circa 1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serrano

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish serrano, adjective, montane, highland, from sierra mountain range — more at sierra

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2 Jun 2021

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“Serrano.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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