allspice

noun

all·​spice ˈȯl-ˌspīs How to pronounce allspice (audio)
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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In a separate bowl, mix chicken or vegetable stock, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, allspice, cumin, salt and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Dallas News, 20 June 2022 This spice blend contains cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, mace, cloves, anise and allspice, and it is called lebkuchengewürz. Bee Wilson, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2022 Becker Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Canada Family Vineyard, Texas High Plains 2018: Made with fruit grown 6 miles from the New Mexico border, the wine shows rich plum and cherry fruit, with herbal, allspice, coffee, cocoa, and leather notes. Dallas News, 18 May 2022 And the cavatelli with Jamaican ragù, beef cheeks slow-simmered with allspice, thyme and Scotch bonnet peppers into a sauce that echoes the flavors of the Jamaican beef patties often sold alongside slices at New York pizza joints. Julia Moskin, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2022 The meat is spiced with allspice, cinnamon and mint, and the sauce is rich, tangy and sweet. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 25 Aug. 2022 And to make a gingerbread crust, add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ¾ teaspoon ground ginger, ½ teaspoon ground allspice, and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves to the flour. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 July 2022 For optional decoration Make the cookies: In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, cocoa powder, salt and allspice. Taffy Elrod, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2022 Chinese five-spice or ground allspice, and 2 cans (14 oz. Sunset Magazine, 16 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of allspice was in 1621

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“Allspice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allspice. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

allspice

noun
all·​spice ˈȯl-ˌspīs How to pronounce allspice (audio)
1
: the berry of a West Indian tree related to the myrtle
2
: a spice made from dried allspice berries

Medical Definition

allspice

noun
all·​spice ˈȯl-ˌspīs How to pronounce allspice (audio)
: 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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