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Meaning of ALLSPICE

Pronunciation:  'ol`spIs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  ground dried berrylike fruit of a West Indian allspice tree; suggesting combined flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves
  2. [n]  deciduous shrubs having aromatic bark; eastern China; southwestern and eastern United States
  3. [n]  aromatic West Indian tree that produces allspice berries

ALLSPICE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: allspice tree, Pimenta dioica, pimento tree
 See Also: allspice, allspice, allspice tree, bush, California allspice, Calycanthus, Calycanthus floridus, Calycanthus occidentalis, Carolina allspice, genus Calycanthus, genus Pimenta, Pimenta, Pimenta dioica, pimento tree, shrub, spice, spice tree, spicebush, strawberry bush, strawberry shrub, sweet shrub



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\All"spice`\, n.
The berry of the pimento ({Eugenia pimenta}), a tree of the
West Indies; a spice of a mildly pungent taste, and agreeably
aromatic; Jamaica pepper; pimento. It has been supposed to
combine the flavor of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; and
hence the name. The name is also given to other aromatic
shrubs; as, the {Carolina allspice} ({Calycanthus floridus});
{wild allspice} ({Lindera benzoin}), called also {spicebush},
{spicewood}, and {feverbush}.