vanilla bean


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 Imaginative flavors range from honeycomb and Sicilian pistachio to traditionals like vanilla bean. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 29 July 2022 Sweet Potato Spritz Cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla bean flavor a delightful sweet potato syrup that blends with Cappelletti and vodka in this refreshing spritz. Ben Mimscooking Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2022 Make the splurge on a fresh vanilla bean for the sauce. Southern Kitchen, USA TODAY, 2 Apr. 2022 It’s brewed with coffee and vanilla bean, and the mix yields subtle chocolate notes. Marc Bona, cleveland, 9 Jan. 2022 One of owner Katherine Clapner’s latest creations is a lemon-sassafras soft serve with fresh-baked vanilla bean scone crumble and dewberry compote. Cristin Espinosa, Dallas News, 22 June 2021 Before heating the milk, add a vanilla bean, cracked coffee beans or grounds, fresh herbs (real mint!), spices, food-grade florals or other aromatics like ginger or lemongrass. April Goess, San Antonio Express-News, 13 July 2022 The edible cookie dough squares are frozen, then sandwiched around creamy vanilla bean ice cream. Kristin Scharkey, Sunset Magazine, 8 July 2022 Use a knife to scrape vanilla bean seeds into cream, and add the pod. Odette Williams, WSJ, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of vanilla bean

1824, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vanilla bean was in 1824

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7 Aug 2022

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“Vanilla bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of vanilla bean

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

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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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