allspice tree

1. tropical American tree having small white flowers and aromatic berries
Hypernyms: ↑spice tree
2. aromatic West Indian tree that produces allspice berries
Hypernyms: ↑spice tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Pimenta, ↑genus Pimenta
Part Meronyms: ↑allspice

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Allspice — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • allspice — /awl spuys /, n. 1. the dried, unripe berries of an aromatic tropical American tree, Pimenta dioica, used whole or ground as a spice. 2. the tree itself. Also called pimento. [1615 25; ALL + SPICE] * * * Tropical evergreen tree (Pimenta dioica)… …   Universalium

  • allspice — noun Date: 1621 1. the berry of a West Indian tree (Pimenta dioica) of the myrtle family; also the allspice tree 2. a mildly pungent and aromatic spice prepared from dried allspice berries …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • allspice — all·spice ȯl .spīs n the berry of a West Indian tree of the genus Pimenta (P. dioica) of the myrtle family also the allspice tree …   Medical dictionary

  • Allspice — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allspice — ► NOUN ▪ the dried aromatic fruit of a Caribbean tree, used as a culinary spice …   English terms dictionary

  • allspice — [ôl′spīs΄] n. 1. a West Indian tree (Pimenta dioica) of the myrtle family 2. its berry 3. the spice made from this berry: so called because its flavor seems to combine the tastes of several spices …   English World dictionary

  • allspice — noun 1》 the dried aromatic fruit of a Caribbean tree, used as a culinary spice. 2》 a tree of the myrtle family from which allspice is obtained. [Pimenta dioica.] 3》 an aromatic North American tree or shrub. [Genus Calycanthus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • tree — Synonyms and related words: Stammbaum, acacia, ailanthus, alder, alligator pear, allspice, almond, apple, apricot, ash, aspen, avocado, ax, balsa, balsam, banyan, bare pole, basswood, bay, bayberry, beech, betel palm, birch, block, bottle up,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • allspice — [[t]ɔ͟ːlspaɪs[/t]] N UNCOUNT Allspice is a powder used as a spice in cooking, which is made from the berries of a tropical American tree. Syn: pimento …   English dictionary

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