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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


Spanish; see pimento.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish pimentón (Wiktionary)



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  • "The principal salad peppers" is a ridiculously ethnocentric (gastrocentric?) definition.

    October 10, 2009