Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum annuum having small highly pungent red or green fruit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish, Serranus or Diplectrum fasciculare, the squirrel-fish of the West Indies and southern Atlantic States. See squirrel-fish.

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

  • noun A serrano chili pepper, Capsicum annuum, used in cooking.

Etymologies

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

[American Spanish, from Spanish, from the mountains, from sierra, mountain range; see sierra.]

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