Definition of pimento noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pɪˈmentəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//pɪˈmentoʊ//
(pl. pimentos)
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a small red pepper with a mild taste Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Spanish pimiento, from medieval Latin pigmentum ‘spice’, from Latin, ‘pigment’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pimento