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 serranofrom 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 .