Definition of pimiento in English:

pimiento

Syllabification: pi·mien·to
Pronunciation: /pəˈm(y)entō
 
/
(also pimento)

noun (plural pimientos)

A red sweet pepper.
More example sentences
  • Otherwise known as bell peppers, capsicum and pimento, sweet peppers are natural partners to Provençal vegetables such as courgettes, aubergine and tomatoes.
  • That evening in Yegen I ate a marvellous cazuela a stew of rice, potatoes, green vegetables, meat, tomatoes, pimentos, onions and garlic, powdered almonds and saffron, named after the pot it is cooked in.
  • Black pepper is used sparingly, but fresh cilantro, thyme, oregano, onion, garlic, pimento, and tomato are fundamental ingredients in the preparation of meats, soups, and vegetable hashes.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Spanish, from medieval Latin pigmentum 'spice', from Latin, 'pigment'.

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