all·spice | \ˈȯl-ˌspīs \

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

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Add tomatoes, cardamom, allspice and remaining water, stirring to combine. Osayi Endolyn, WSJ, "Why Chefs Are Elevating Rice to Star Ingredient Status," 13 July 2018 Seven spice can be purchased at Middle Eastern markets, or make your own blend by creating a mixture of paprika, black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cardamom, nutmeg or allspice based on personal preferences. Claire Perez,, "What is baharat Arabic spice blend?," 29 June 2018 Now add your second charge of lighter botanicals: the allspice, cardamom, orris root, ginger, grapefruit peel, rosemary, vanilla bean, rhubarb root, rosebuds, calendula, and yarrow. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Learn to Make Amaro and Fashion Your Own Take on Fernet-Branca," 22 Mar. 2018 Add apples, brown and granulated sugars, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Skillet Apple Minis," 2 Nov. 2016 Since nutmeg is viewed as an intoxicant and therefore haram, or forbidden, allspice may be substituted for this mix. Claire Perez,, "What is baharat Arabic spice blend?," 29 June 2018 Add bay leaves, allspice, coriander, cumin, and oregano and cook, stirring to coat lamb, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "Lamb and Winter Squash Soup," 19 Mar. 2018 Carolina allspice or sweetshrub (Calycanthus florid us): Dark red 2-inch flowers in summer; sun or part shade; 8 by 10 feet; zones 5–9. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "The 60 Most Fragrant Flowers Across The World," 11 May 2017 Instead, Seedlip Garden is a spirit of peas, hay, spearmint, rosemary, and thyme, while Seedlip Spice is comprised of allspice, cardamom, oak, lemon, grapefruit, and cascarilla. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "Finally: What to Drink When You're Not Drinking," 1 June 2018

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1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of allspice

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


all·spice | \ˈȯl-ˌspīs \

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

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