Serrano meaning

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A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum annuum having small highly pungent red or green fruit.
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A kind of long, slender, very hot chili usually cooked while still green, used esp. in Mexican cooking.
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A chili pepper, a cultivar of Capsicum annuum which originated in the mountainous regions of the Mexican states of Puebla and Hidalgo and is used in cooking.
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Origin of serrano

  • American Spanish from Spanish from the mountains from sierra mountain range sierra

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish serrano (“mountainous"), because it originated in the sierras (“mountains") of the Mexican states of Puebla and Hidalgo.

    From Wiktionary