- a sweet variety of the capsicum pepper, or its red, bell-shaped fruit, used as a relish, as a stuffing for olives, etc.
Origin of pimentoSpanish pimiento from Classical Latin pigmentum, literally , pigment (in Vulgar Latin and ML, plant juice, spiced drink, spice)
Origin of pimentoSpanish pimiento red or green pepper, pepper plant from pimienta black pepper, pepper fruit from Late Latin pigmenta pl. of pigmentum vegetable juice, condiment, pigment from Latin pigment from pingere to paint ; see peig- in Indo-European roots.
(plural pimentos or pimentoes)