Definition of piment in US English:

piment

noun

rare
  • A type of wine flavoured with honey and spices, taken for refreshment or used as an ingredient in medicinal recipes. Now archaic and historical.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Ancrene Riwle. From Anglo-Norman and Old French piment, piement (Middle French piment, piement) spice, spiced wine, sweet pepper from classical Latin pigmentum. Compare Old Occitan piment, Catalan piment, Spanish vino piment.

Pronunciation

piment

/pɪˈmɛnt/