a kind of long, slender, very hot chili usually cooked while still green, used esp. in Mexican cooking
also serrano chili (or pepper)
Origin of serrano; from Mexican Spanish chile serrano ; from Spanish chile, chili (pepper) + serrano (adj.) ; from sierra, mountain range, literally , a saw ; from Classical Latin serra, saw
A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum annuum having small highly pungent red or green fruit.
Origin of serranoAmerican Spanish, from Spanish, from the mountains, from sierra, mountain range; see sierra.