meaning of allspice

allspice meaning in General Dictionary

The berry associated with the pimento Eugenia pimenta a tree for the western Indies a spice of a mildly pungent taste and agreeably aromatic Jamaica pepper pimento It has been likely to combine the flavor of cinnamon nutmegs and cloves and hence the name The name can be directed at other aromatic shrubs as Carolina allspice Calycanthus floridus wild allspice Lindera benzoin called also spicebush spicewood and feverbush

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  • aromatic West Indian tree that creates allspice fruits
  • deciduous bushes having fragrant bark; eastern China; southwestern and east US
  • ground dried out berrylike fruit of a-west Indian allspice tree; suggesting combined tastes of cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves
  • The berry associated with the pimento (Eugenia pimenta), a tree of Western Indies; a spice of an averagely pungent flavor, and agreeably fragrant; Jamaica pepper; pimento. It is often expected to combine the taste of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; thus the name. The name can also be given to other aromatic shrubs; since, the Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus); wild allspice (Lindera benzoin), labeled as in addition spicebush, spicewood, and feverbush.

allspice meaning in Etymology Dictionary

spruce made from the berry associated with the Jamaican pimento, 1620s, from all + spice (n.), "so called because supposed to combine the flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves" [Weekley].


allspice meaning in Cooking Dictionary

A member regarding the pimento household and indigenous to exotic areas. It's brown berries have a flavor like a mixture of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger and pepper. Allspice can also be referred to as Jamaican pepper.

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  • A single spruce, without a variety of all herbs, which can be reminiscent of a nutmeg, cloves, juniper berries, pepper, and cinnamon combination. Allspice is made from the fresh fruit of an evergreen tree found in the Western Hemisphere.

allspice meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The berry of pimento (Eugenia pimenta), a tree of this West Indies; a spice of a mildly pungent taste, and agreeably fragrant; Jamaica pepper; pimento. It was likely to combine the taste of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; and hence title. The name can be given to other fragrant shrubs; as, the Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus); crazy allspice (Lindera benzoin), labeled as in addition spicebush, spicewood, and feverbush.