vanilla bean

noun

Definition of vanilla bean

: the long capsular fruit of a vanilla (especially Vanilla planifolia) that is an important article of commerce

Examples of vanilla bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Honey mingles with dark rum, vanilla bean, sandalwood and cocoa absolute for the ultimate sweet and spicy blend. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Wildgood ice cream comes in eight flavors: chocolate, vanilla bean, coffee, mango, pistachio, chocolate hazelnut, sea salt caramel, and mint chocolate chip. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 14 May 2021 Flavors like vanilla bean, horchata, praline, espresso, strawberry, coconut and more are available to customers. Chloe Bennett, Dallas News, 21 Apr. 2021 Key Lime pie and peach crostata topped with a brown sugar oat streusel and vanilla bean ice cream battle it out for dessert honors. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 19 May 2021 Now, Olsen has introduced cashew shakes in vanilla bean and chocolate with organic cocoa. BostonGlobe.com, 11 May 2021 Dessert options include apple croustade and vanilla bean cheesecake. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021 Luschen's initial dessert roster includes a rhubarb-lime custard tart with buttermilk ice cream, a vanilla bean panna cotta with strawberry-black pepper compote, a cheese board and nightly semifreddo and sorbet selections. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 10 May 2021 In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, vanilla bean, and remaining ¼ cup granulated sugar. Kristen Massad, Dallas News, 30 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of vanilla bean

1824, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2021

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“Vanilla bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vanilla%20bean. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for vanilla bean

vanilla bean

noun

Kids Definition of vanilla bean

: the long pod of a tropical American orchid from which vanilla is extracted

vanilla bean

noun

Medical Definition of vanilla bean

: the long capsular fruit of a vanilla (especially Vanilla planifolia) that is an important article of commerce

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