allspice

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noun 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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First Known Use of allspice

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ALLSPICE Defined for English Language Learners

allspice

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Definition of allspice for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

allspice

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noun 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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