allspice

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all·spice

noun \ˈl-ˌspīs\

: a spice that is made from the berries of a tree and that is often used in baking

Full Definition of ALLSPICE

1
:  the berry of a West Indian tree (Pimenta dioica) of the myrtle family; also :  the allspice tree
2
:  a mildly pungent and aromatic spice prepared from dried allspice berries

First Known Use of ALLSPICE

1621

all·spice

noun \ˈl-ˌspīs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALLSPICE

: the berry of a West Indian tree of the genus Pimenta (P. dioica) of the myrtle family; also : the allspice tree

allspice

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Allspice (Pimenta dioica).—J.E. Cruise

Tropical evergreen tree (Pimenta dioica) of the myrtle family, native to the West Indies and Central America and valued for its berries, the source of a highly aromatic spice. Allspice was so named because the flavour of the dried berry resembles a combination of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It is widely used in baking. The name is applied to several other aromatic shrubs as well, including Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus), Japanese allspice (Chimonanthus praecox), and wild allspice, or spicebush.

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