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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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