vanilla bean

noun

: 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 Add vanilla bean seeds to batter: Split vanilla bean lengthwise, and scrape out seeds. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 24 June 2024 At the restaurant, her Virgin Ice Cream Bar offers a handful of ice cream flavors (including vanilla bean and butter pecan), treats like milkshakes and floats and the shop's signature sorbet made with strawberries and Faygo Redpop. Gina Kaufman, Detroit Free Press, 26 May 2024 Some options include orange blossom honey, chocolate infused honey, spicy pepper honey and vanilla bean honey. Alexandra Maloney, Charlotte Observer, 21 June 2024 On the dessert menu is a Baklava Sundae for dessert with vanilla bean gelato, crispy phyllo, pistachio, walnuts and a salted caramel drizzle for dessert. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 14 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for vanilla bean 

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vanilla bean was in 1824

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“Vanilla bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vanilla%20bean. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

vanilla bean

noun
: the long pod of a vanilla orchid

Medical Definition

vanilla bean

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