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pimiento Line breaks: pi|miento
Pronunciation: /ˌpɪmɪˈɛntəʊ/
(also pimentoˌpɪmˈɛntəʊ)

Definition of pimiento in English:

noun (plural pimientos)

A red sweet pepper: [mass noun]: a casserole of devilled pimiento
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.


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

Words that rhyme with pimiento

cento, cinquecento, divertimento, lento, memento, portamento, Risorgimento, Sacramento, Sorrento, Trento

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