American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tropical American evergreen tree (Pimenta dioica) having opposite, simple leaves and small white flowers clustered in cymes.
- n. The dried, nearly ripe berries of this plant used as a spice, especially in baking.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of Eugenia Pimenta, a tree of the West Indies. See pimento. Carolina allspice is the sweet-shrub, Calycanthus floridus. Japan allspice is a common name for the allied shrub of Japan, Chimonanthus fragrans. Wild allspice is a name sometimes given to the aromatic Lindera Benzoin of the United States.
- n. uncountable A spice; the dried and ground unripe fruit of Pimenta dioica, thought to combine the flavours of several spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
- n. countable An evergreen tree of tropical America with aromatic berries.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. deciduous shrubs having aromatic bark; eastern China; southwestern and eastern United States
- n. ground dried berrylike fruit of a West Indian allspice tree; suggesting combined flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves
- n. aromatic West Indian tree that produces allspice berries
“Grace said ... first of all, i enjoy when muffins look like mushrooms. secondly, although i think allspice is kinda an acquired taste, i love it, especially in a moist muffin.”
“Remove the bay leaf and the allspice from the Dutch oven.”
“I think allspice is still called allspice in the US.”
“I knoticed you mentioned the use of allspice, which is very different from mixed spice.”
“Pimento is also called allspice, as the flavour is said to resemble a mixture of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg.”
“We want our cinnamon rolls sugary, and the allspice was a bit jarring in the midst of the sweet.”
“* including allspice, which is sold in the Netherlands as "piment”
“Saffron is a spice native to Poland and was very popular in the middle ages, but its use declined under communist rule, probably due to its cost, but all the other popular spices such as allspice, juniper and caraway seeds are a regular part of the Polish kitchen.”
“As is typical of meat pies of Western Europe provenance, variations on Tourtière include many a spice to lift and complement the meat, such as allspice, cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg, in addition to onion or garlic.”
“Part of the explanation is that the skin side absorbs relatively little flavoring, but I still plan to increase the herbs used and choose just a few. note that I expect the spices such as allspice and nutmeg to have more impact.”
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