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  • I bought the ejotes de vainilla from a vendor at the vast Mercado San Juan de Dios in Guadalajara's Centro Histórico.

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  • (The word vanilla is derived from the Spanish vainilla, meaning "little pod.")

    Vanilla: A Mexican Native Regains Its Reputation

  • When the Spaniards learned of the plant and its delicious-smelling fruit from the Indians, they called it "vainilla", because the word in Spanish for 'pod' (the shape of the bean) is "vaina".

    Did You Know? - Vanilla

  • I buy POSA vainilla at MEGA, refusing to buy imported or artificial vainilla.

    Mexican Vanilla

  • I buy POSA vainilla at MEGA, refusing to buy imported or artificial vainilla. yucatandreamer

    Mexican Vanilla

  • Para mí, tienen corazón de vainilla, son como fruta dulce, madura, que está lista para ser comida.

    veruscio Diary Entry

  • Vanilla, _vainilla_, means a little bean, from _vaina_, which signifies a scabbard or sheath, also a pod.

    Anahuac : or, Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern

  • Spanish and Portuguese explorers who brought it to Africa and Asia in the 16th century named it vainilla, or "little pod."

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  • The Spaniards dubbed the white bean of the orchid with a diminutive of the word vaina, vainilla, or "little pod."

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  • Vanilla, extracted from the seedpods of a tropical plant, was borrowed from Spanish vainilla, which denoted the flower, the pod, or the flavoring.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVIII No 2

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