Definition of Allspice tree
1. Noun. Tropical American tree having small white flowers and aromatic berries.
2. Noun. Aromatic West Indian tree that produces allspice berries.
Terms within: Allspice
Group relationships: Genus Pimenta, Pimenta
Generic synonyms: Spice Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allspice Tree
Literary usage of Allspice tree
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1. Explorations and Adventures in Honduras: Comprising Sketches of Travel in by William Vincent Wells (1857)
"An Allspice-tree. AMONG the many interesting narrations which I obtained from my friend Losano was his account of the famous eruption of the great volcano ..."
2. The Wonders of the World, in Nature, Art, and Mind by Robert Sears (1856)
"THE ALLSPICE-TREE.—The tree that produces the condiment which we call allspice, is a West India species of myrtle, which is also called the pimento. ..."
3. Flowers and their associations by Anne Pratt (1840)
"... ANCIENTS FOR MYRTLE MYRTLE WREATHS—USES OF MYRTLE AMONG THE SWISS—ALLSPICE TREE—CLOVE TREE. And myrtle blooming on the sea-beat shore. Sotheby's Virgil. ..."
4. Pictures of Slavery and Anti-slavery: Advantages of Negro Slavery and the by John Bell Robinson (1863)
"It produces better by cultivation ; but, once introduced into suitable soil and climate, it spreads like the allspice tree. It does not only spread in the ..."
5. Here, There and Everywhere by Frederick Spencer Hamilton (1921)
"Monte Diavolo is the only part of Jamaica where there are wild parrots; it is also the home of the allspice tree, or pimento, as it is called in the island. ..."