Definition of Pimento

1. Noun. Plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers.




2. Noun. Fully ripened sweet red pepper; usually cooked.
Exact synonyms: Pimiento
Generic synonyms: Sweet Pepper
Substance meronyms: Paprika

Definition of Pimento

1. n. Allspice; -- applied both to the tree and its fruit. See Allspice.

Definition of Pimento

1. Noun. A red sweet pepper used to make relish, stuffed into olives, or used as spice. ¹

2. Noun. A tropical berry used to make allspice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pimento

1. pimiento [n -TOS] - See also: pimiento

Medical Definition of Pimento

1. Allspice; applied both to the tree and its fruit. See Allspice. Origin: Sp. Pimiento, pimienta; cf. Pg. Pimenta, F. Piment; all fr. L. Pigmentum a paint, pigment, the juice of plants; hence, something spicy and aromatic. See Pigment. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pimento

pimaric acid
pimaricin
pimas
pimavanserin
pimecrolimus
pimelate
pimelic
pimelic acid
pimelic acids
pimelite
pimelo-
pimelorrhoea
pimelorthopnea
piment
pimenta
pimento (current term)
pimento tree
pimentos
piments
pimethixene
pimiento
pimientos
piminodine
pimlico
pimozide
pimp-slap
pimp-slapped
pimp-slapping

Literary usage of Pimento

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of Tropical Agriculture by Henry Alfred Alford Nicholls (1906)
"pimento is the dried, unripe fruit of a tree which grows wild in Jamaica, Dominica and ... Description pimento, or Jamaica pepper as it is sometimes called, ..."

2. American Druggist (1887)
"pimento Industry. With regard to the venom of the Indian viper (Daboia ... The pimento industry, he states, depends entirely for its existence on the ..."

3. Spices by Henry Nicholas Ridley (1912)
"CHAPTER V pimento OR ALLSPICE pimento or allspice consists of the dried unripe fruits ... The word• pimento is derived from pimienta, the Spanish word for ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"The best quality of pimento is derived from Jamaica (fructus Amoni), Barbadoes, ... Distinguished from it is, according to Piesse, the Tobasco pimento ..."

5. An History of Jamaica: With Observations on the Climate, Scenery, Trade by Robert Renny (1807)
"The pimento-trees grow spontaneously, and in great abundance in many parts of ... The pimento-tree is purely a child of nature, and seems to mock all the ..."

6. Food and Its Adulterations: Comprising the Reports of the Analytical by Arthur Hill Hassall (1855)
"It forms a beautiful tree, which attains some thirty feet in height, and is planted in regular walks, which are named pimento walks. ..."

7. The Technologist (1862)
"Bryan Edwards, in his ' History of the West Indies,' thus notices the oil of pimento:—'It is remarkable that the leaves are equally fragrant with the fruit, ..."

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