Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The tree yielding this spice, a beautiful much-branching evergreen, 30 feet in height.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Allspice; -- applied both to the tree and its fruit. See allspice.
  • noun same as pimiento.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[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.]

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From Spanish pimiento

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