plain-vanilla

adjective
plain-va·​nil·​la

Definition of plain-vanilla 

: lacking special features or qualities : basic

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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plain-vanilla

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of plain-vanilla

: not having any special features or qualities

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