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(Science: botany) allspice; applied both to the tree and its fruit. See Allspice.

Origin: Sp. Pimiento, pimienta; cf. Pg. Pimenta, F. Piment; all fr. L. Pigmentum a paint, pigment, the juice of plants; hence, something spicy and aromatic. See Pigment.

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