from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various tropical American vines of the genus Vanilla in the orchid family, especially V. planifolia, cultivated for its long narrow seedpods from which a flavoring agent is obtained.
- n. The seedpod of this plant. Also called vanilla bean.
- n. A flavoring extract prepared from the cured seedpods of this plant or produced synthetically.
- adj. Flavored with vanilla: vanilla pudding.
- adj. Lacking adornments or special features; basic or ordinary: "We went through a period of vanilla cars” ( Charles Jordan).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any tropical, climbing orchid of the genus Vanilla (especially Vanilla planifolia), bearing podlike fruit yielding an extract used in flavoring food or in perfumes.
- n. The fruit or bean of the vanilla plant.
- n. The extract of the fruit of the vanilla plant.
- n. The distinctive fragrant flavour/flavor characteristic of vanilla extract.
- n. Any artificially produced homologue of vanilla extract, principally vanillin produced from lignin from the paper industry or from petrochemicals.
- adj. By association with vanilla as the "plain" flavour of ice cream: the standard, plain, default, unmodified, basic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives of tropical America.
- n. The long podlike capsules of Vanilla planifolia, and Vanilla claviculata, remarkable for their delicate and agreeable odor, for the volatile, odoriferous oil extracted from them; also, the flavoring extract made from the capsules, extensively used in confectionery, perfumery, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Vanilla (see def. 3), especially one of several species yielding the vanilla of commerce.
- n. The vanilla-bean or its economic extract.
- n. [capitalized] [NL. (Plumier, 1703).] A genus of orchids, of the tribe Neottieæ, type of the subtribe Vanilleæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans)
- adj. plain and without any extras or adornments
- n. a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans
- n. any of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white or green or topaz flowers
- adj. flavored with vanilla extract
A third sort, which comes from Brazil, is the _vanillon_, or large vanilla of the French market; the _vanilla pamprona_ or _bova_ of the
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
But "I've just added Fluffer Nutter to our baking schedule," Michelle said last week, which she described as vanilla cake with marshmallow filling, a peanut frosting, a dollop of marshmallows and a drizzle of honey on top.
No matter what type of ice cream I try, the vanilla is always a disapointment.
I think you put them all in one place that don't have any standard domestic what I call vanilla prisoners even anywhere in the facility to mitigate the threat of that.
(The word vanilla is derived from the Spanish vainilla, meaning "little pod.")
The building official said he wants the house taken down to its shell - what he calls a vanilla box - with only the salvageable materials remaining and the contaminated soil from past sewer problems removed.
Most likely at the time they were marketed the dealers couldn't give them away because most folks who want a Weatherby would not be happy with a plain vanilla '06. +2
Chairman Frank dismissed “plain vanilla” out of hand, cut deals, exempted some groups from oversight by the consumer agency and the derivative loopholes made it into the bill on his watch.
Quite delicious -- with berries & bits of pie crust in vanilla ice cream.
Beat in vanilla extract and then add the eggs one at a time.