1 plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers [syn: sweet pepper, bell pepper, pimiento, paprika, sweet pepper plant, Capsicum annuum grossum]
2 fully ripened sweet red pepper; usually cooked [syn: pimiento]
- Pimento is sometimes a synonym for Allspice.
Pimento as an olive stuffingThese sweet pimento peppers are also the familiar red stuffing found in prepared Spanish green olives. The pimento was originally cut into small pieces and hand stuffed into fresh green olives to compliment the strong flavor of the olive. For ease of production pimento is often pureed and formed with the help of a natural seaweed gum (sodium alginate) into strips. This allows the olive stuffing to be completed by a machine and increases the availability of the olives, by lowering their cost of production.
Other usesPimentos are commonly used for making pimento cheese, potato salad, snack food and sandwich filling in the Southern United States and the Philippines.
pimento in Hungarian: Pimiento paprika