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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This recipe from Epicurious includes cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves. Brian Resnick, Vox, "A brief scientific guide to the first day of spring.," 20 Sep. 2018 In large bowl, whisk together cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Sparkly Apple Slab Pie," 23 Oct. 2018 Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl, set aside. 2. Claire Perez,, "Starbucks doesn't share recipes but this pumpkin bread comes close," 11 May 2018 Meanwhile, in same mixing bowl, combine 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted, with 2 teaspoons dark-brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice. Shelley Lindgren, Country Living, "Spiced Nuts Recipe," 4 Nov. 2010 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

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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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