from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A garden pepper (Capsicum annuum) having a mild, ripe, red fruit.
- n. The fruit of this plant, used in cookery, salad, and as stuffing for green olives.
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- n. A red sweet pepper used to make relish, stuffed into olives, or used as spice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Spanish sweet pepper, the fruit of which is used as a vegetable, to stuff olives, etc.; also the fruit itself. Also called pimento.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
- n. fully ripened sweet red pepper; usually cooked
Among the other foods used as a garnish are certain vegetables that give a contrast in color, such as pimiento, green peppers, radishes, and olives.
PIerna de Cerdo Adobado, sweet potatoes, ejotes con pimiento morrón, and it goes on from there.
I nibbled on a cracker with cucumber and pimiento and watched the band.
And yes, I know the correct spelling is pimiento, but not many places spell it that way.
NOTE: Alcaparrado is a bottled condiment that contains coarsely chopped or whole green olives, chopped pimiento, and capers.
A Coke sets you back a dollar and another buck fifty buys a sandwich, though be sure to stay away from the pimiento cheese, which is, euphemistically speaking, an acquired taste.
Technically, pimento cheese should be called pimiento cheese, since it's made with pimiento peppers.
I might not normally make pimiento cheese, but it seems like a great way to celebrate the joy that was Molly.
And if you're not familiar with the dish, it's a spread made up of shredded cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimiento peppers and spices.
Oh, that spelling difference confused the heck out of me when I first encountered "pimiento."