serrano

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noun ser·ra·no \sə-ˈrä-(ˌ)nō, si-\

Definition of serrano

plural

serranos

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

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Origin and Etymology of serrano

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


First Known Use: circa 1972


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