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Definition: pimiento from The Penguin English Dictionary

any of various sweet peppers with a mild sweet flavour that are used esp as a garnish and as a stuffing for olives [Spanish pimiento: see pimento].


Summary Article: pimiento from Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Any of various mild peppers of the genus Capsicum that have distinctive flavour but lack pungency, including the European paprikas. A common flavouring in Hungarian dishes, paprika is made by grinding dried peppers. The term pimento sometimes refers to allspice because early Spanish explorers of the West Indies and Central America mistook the highly aromatic berries of the tropical allspice tree for a type of pepper and called it pimenta.

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