from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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. An evergreen tree of tropical America with aromatic berries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of Eugenia Pimenta, a tree of the West Indies. See pimento.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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