Pimiento Pi*mien"to, n. [Sp.] The Spanish sweet pepper, the fruit of which is used as a vegetable, to stuff olives, etc.; also the fruit itself. Also called {pimento}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • pimento — UK [pɪˈmentəʊ] / US [pɪˈmentoʊ] or pimiento UK [ˌpɪmɪˈentəʊ] / UK [ˌpɪmˈjentəʊ] / US [ˌpɪmˈjentoʊ] noun [countable] Word forms pimento : singular pimento plural pimentos a small red vegetable that is a type of pepper …   English dictionary

  • pimento — s. m. 1.  [Botânica] Planta solanácea cujo fruto, mais ou menos picante, é empregado como condimento. 2. Fruto desta planta. 3. como um pimento: vermelho, corado, atrapalhado …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Pimento — Pi*men to, n. [Sp. pimiento, pimienta; cf. Pg. pimenta, F. piment; all fr. L. pigmentum a paint, pigment, the juice of plants; hence, something spicy and aromatic. See {Pigment}.] 1. (Bot.) Allspice; applied both to the tree and its fruit. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pimento — (n.) 1680s, from Sp. pimiento green or red pepper, also pimienta black pepper, from L.L. pigmenta, pl. of pigmentum vegetable juice, from L. pigmentum pigment, from stem of pingere to paint (see PAINT (Cf. paint)). So called because it added a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pimento — [pə men′tō] n. pl. pimentos [Sp pimiento < L pigmentum, lit., PIGMENT (in VL & ML, plant juice, spiced drink, spice)] 1. a sweet variety of the capsicum pepper, or its red, bell shaped fruit, used as a relish, as a stuffing for olives, etc. 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Pimento — For the unincorporated town, see Pimento, Indiana. For the Jamaican use of the term, see Allspice. Pimento Pickled cherry peppers Heat Mild A pimento …   Wikipedia

  • pimento — pi·mén·to s.m. 1a. CO spezia piccante, dal forte profumo e con aroma nel quale si mischiano sentori di cannella, chiodi di garofano e noce moscata, usata spec. nella cucina orientale per aromatizzare Sinonimi: pimento della Giamaica, pimento vero …   Dizionario italiano

  • pimento — pi·men·to pə ment (.)ō n, pl pimentos or pimento ALLSPICE …   Medical dictionary

  • pimento — • katve, pimento, siimes, varjo, varjopaikka …   Suomi sanakirja synonyymejä

  • pimento — [[t]pɪme̱ntoʊ[/t]] pimentos N VAR A pimento is a small red pepper …   English dictionary

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