allspice

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branch with fruits, whence the spice
whole allspice (spice)

EtymologyEdit

all + spice, as it was thought to combine the flavours of various other spices.

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allspice (countable and uncountable, plural allspices)

  1. (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.
  2. (countable) Pimenta dioica, an evergreen tree of tropical America with aromatic berries.

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