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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Whole spices are typically immersed in cooking liquid, for example, cloves, allspice, or peppercorns in a stock or braised dish like pot roast. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How Herbs and Spices Can Make You Cook Like a Pro," 13 Nov. 2018 Whisk garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, cayenne, brown sugar, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, dried thyme, allspice, onion powder, black pepper, paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 3 Tbsp. Bon Appetit, "Grilled Chicken with Banana Peppers," 19 Mar. 2018 Combine cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and 1/2 cup heavy cream in a small saucepan. Kate Merker And Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread-Chocolate Chunk No-Churn Ice Cream," 7 Dec. 2018 Add beef and seasonings from packets to pot along with vinegar, stout, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, dill seeds, allspice, and bay leaves; then add water to barely cover beef. Sunset, "Patrick’s Corned Beef and Cabbage," 22 Jan. 2018 The Bruery Autumn Maple The Bruery in Orange County, California, has its own take on the pumpkin beer: Autumn Maple is a conglomeration of yams, maple syrup, allspice, vanilla, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg and its own traditional Belgian yeast strain. Fox News, "Top 5 fall beers," 14 Oct. 2015 Make the filling: In a large bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, tapioca starch and salt. Lisa Ludwinski, WSJ, "Pies That Bind: Thanksgiving Recipes From the Heartland," 15 Nov. 2018 Make the filling: In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, tapioca starch, and salt. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 2018 Its authenticity as a pumpkin ale is evidenced by the use of 200 pounds of pumpkin per batch, along with a mélange of spices that includes allspice, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, whole cloves and Madagascar vanilla beans. Fox News, "Top 5 fall beers," 14 Oct. 2015

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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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