allspice








noun

  1. the dried, unripe berries of an aromatic tropical American tree, Pimenta dioica, used whole or ground as a spice.
  2. the tree itself.

noun

  1. a tropical American myrtaceous tree, Pimenta officinalis, having small white flowers and aromatic berries
  2. the whole or powdered seeds of this berry used as a spice, having a flavour said to resemble a mixture of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg
n.

spice made from the berry of the Jamaican pimento, 1620s, from all + spice (n.), “so called because supposed to combine the flavour of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.” [Weekley]

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