Definition of serrano in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɛˈrɑːnəʊ/

noun (plural serranos)

A small green chilli pepper of a very hot variety.
Example sentences
  • With their slightly fruity taste and delayed bite, serranos are ideal for fresh salsas like pico de gallo.
  • Jalapenos turn red; serranos can go red, orange, brown, or yellow.
  • She indicated a divided tray containing pico de gallo, yogurt, sour cream, pickled serranos, green olives stuffed with bits of manzana, fresh tomatoes, and guacamole.


From Spanish, literally 'of the mountains, highlander'.

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