Medical Dictionary


noun va·nil·la \və-ˈnil-ə, -ˈnel-\

Medical Definition of VANILLA

a :  vanilla bean b :  a commercially important extract of the vanilla bean that is prepared by soaking comminuted vanilla beans in water and ethyl alcohol and that is used especially as a flavoring (as in pharmaceutical preparations)
:  any of a genus (Vanilla) of tropical American climbing orchids


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