from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See allspice.
  • n. Variant of pimiento.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A red sweet pepper used to make relish, stuffed into olives, or used as spice.
  • n. A tropical berry used to make allspice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Allspice; -- applied both to the tree and its fruit. See allspice.
  • n. same as pimiento.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Allspice, the berry of Pimenta officinalis (Eugenia Pimenta), a tree, native of the West Indies, but cultivated almost exclusively in Jamaica, whence called Jamaica pepper.
  • n. The tree yielding this spice, a beautiful much-branching evergreen, 30 feet in height.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fully ripened sweet red pepper; usually cooked
  • n. plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers


Spanish pimiento, red or green pepper, pepper plant, from pimienta, black pepper, pepper fruit, from Late Latin pigmenta, pl. of pigmentum, vegetable juice, condiment, pigment, from Latin, pigment, from pingere, to paint; see peig- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish pimiento (Wiktionary)



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