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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As for the spices, cumin and coriander are solid starting points, but allspice, Urfa biber, or mace would work too. Genevieve Ko,, "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,, "Southern Craft captures Florida summer in Pineapple Express," 27 June 2019 Dindyal also whips up jerk chicken, spiced to please fans of the Jamaican staple with allspice, cayenne and the charcoal over which the chicken is cooked just so. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "After five decades, the Hitching Post still knows how to fry right," 12 June 2019 Lightly whisk together the orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, allspice, brown sugar and minced garlic and pour into the baking dish around the chicken. Jill O'connor,, "Cookbook celebrates versatility of oranges," 26 Mar. 2018 The cocktail, priced at $13, is made with RumHaven, fresh lime, pineapple, mint, vanilla and allspice. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Welcome summer at Scoop San Diego’s inaugural ice cream festival," 20 June 2019 There was no experimentation, no muddling, no ambition, no artisanal, no allspice. Ben Crandell,, "Weekend preview: More sun, more yoga, Tom Petty, Patrick and the Swayzees," 19 June 2019 Combine heavy cream, ginger, vanilla, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 cups milk in a medium saucepan. Kate Merker And Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread Eggnog," 11 Dec. 2018 In medium bowl, with fingers, combine pecans, cherries, soft butter, brown sugar, allspice, pepper, and salt. Good Housekeeping, "Pecan-Stuffed "Baked" Apples," 19 Sep. 2014

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First Known Use of allspice

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 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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