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.
1. Spain A variety of red, yellow or green sweet pepper with a good flavour often sold canned or bottled. Also called pimento 2. ...
pronunciation (1843) 1 : any of various bluntly conical thick-fleshed sweet peppers of European origin that have a distinctive mild sweet flavor and
( see also CHILLI PEPPERS ) A red and round pepper often encountered at salad bars, the Hungarian cherry pepper ( Capsicum annuum L.) has...