allspice

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

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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Meanwhile, prepare the filling by combining the onions, yogurt, molasses, cinnamon, allspice, pepper and salt. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "La Cocina recipe: Reem Assil’s Savory Lamb Turnovers (Sfeeha)," 24 Aug. 2019 The Nilsson As the song says, put the lime in the coconut, and drink ’em both up – just add a bit of allspice. M. Carrie Allan, The Denver Post, "No alcohol, no problem: How to make complex, balanced zero-proof cocktails," 23 Aug. 2019 As the song says, put the lime in the coconut, and drink ’em both up – just add a bit of allspice. M. Carrie Allan, Twin Cities, "No alcohol, no problem: How to make complex, balanced zero-proof cocktails," 19 Aug. 2019 As the song says, put the lime in the coconut, and drink ’em both up — just add a bit of allspice. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, "No alcohol, no problem: How to make complex, balanced zero-proof cocktails," 14 Aug. 2019 Chicken is rubbed with sumac, cinnamon and allspice and served on top of flatbread baked in a clay oven, then drenched in rich, fruity olive oil and smothered with caramelised onions and fried almonds. The Economist, "How to eat well while living under siege," 2 Aug. 2019 Prime marinates the chicken in allspice and habanero before smoking the wings over pimento wood and grilling them to order. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Cane doubles the pleasures with chef-driven Caribbean cooking," 19 June 2019 As for the spices, cumin and coriander are solid starting points, but allspice, Urfa biber, or mace would work too. Genevieve Ko, latimes.com, "The tastiest way to use up all your herbs (and it’s not pesto)," 6 July 2019 But despite dark flavors such as orgeat, Fernet and allspice, the fruit juices in the base pull you back to the need for refreshment and relief from the sweltering heat. Trevor Fraser, orlandosentinel.com, "Southern Craft captures Florida summer in Pineapple Express," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of allspice

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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allspice

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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

allspice

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

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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