Allspice

Pimenta dioica fresh foliage

Pimenta officinalis, Pimenta dioica

Synonyms:
Jamaica Pepper, Duo Xiang Guo
Allspice (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

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.

Synonyms

  • (spice): Pimento
  • (tree): Jamaica pepper

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