from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum annuum having small, blunt, highly pungent red or green fruit used in cooking.
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- n. A serrano chili pepper, Capsicum annuum, used in cooking.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish, Serranus or Diplectrum fasciculare, the squirrel-fish of the West Indies and southern Atlantic States. See squirrel-fish.
American Spanish, from Spanish, from the mountains, from sierra, mountain range; see sierra.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)