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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Recent Examples on the Web After being sold for 20 years, this cider brewed with cinnamon, allspice and cloves remains a fan favorite. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Our 12 favorite fall foods from Trader Joe’s," 5 Oct. 2020 Bowigens roasts the pumpkins with brown sugar and balances the beer with fresh cinnamon, clove, allspice and ginger. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Oh, hey, Punkin! Orlando-area breweries get fall-seasonal," 2 Oct. 2020 Still, the animal’s reputation as roadkill remains a barrier to its acceptance, however adorned with cayenne and allspice. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "When Invasive Species Become the Meal," 2 Oct. 2020 Mix in the oil, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, pepper, baking soda and baking powder. The Washington Post, "Free Range on Food cooking Q&A: Reader favorite apple varieties, recipes and memories.," 30 Sep. 2020 But sprinkling hints of cinnamon and a dash of allspice on it?! Sonia Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Pumpkin spice mac 'n' cheese? Why, Kraft, why?!," 25 Sep. 2020 To be clear, the invasion of pumpkin products is all about the spice — think cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, clove and allspice — and not about the squash, at least in most cases. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "First taste of fall arrives with lots of ways to pumpkin spice up your life in Louisville," 9 Sep. 2020 One of our favorites, a recipe from Syrian Jewish cuisine, includes a fat spoonful of allspice and a sweet and sour apricot-tamarind braising liquid. Kat Craddock, Saveur, "How to Make Your Own Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves) for Perfect Mezze Plates," 21 Apr. 2017 The spice is heavy on black pepper and cayenne, but a harder-to-place aroma brings clove and allspice to mind. Paul Stephen,, "H-E-B’s two new bone broth barbecue sauces should have a place at your next BBQ cookout," 1 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of allspice

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Allspice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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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


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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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