Pronunciation: pi-men'ta, -to
Definition: The dried fruit of Pimenta officinalis (family Myrtaceae), a tree native to Jamaica and other parts of western hemisphere, used as a carminative and aromatic spice; pimenta oil comprises 3–4% of the dried fruit.
[Sp. fr. L. pigmentum, paint (Mediev. L. spice)]
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