Definition of Allspice

1. Noun. Aromatic West Indian tree that produces allspice berries.

Exact synonyms: Allspice Tree, Pimenta Dioica, Pimento Tree
Group relationships: Genus Pimenta, Pimenta
Generic synonyms: Spice Tree



2. Noun. Deciduous shrubs having aromatic bark; eastern China; southwestern and eastern United States.

3. Noun. Ground dried berrylike fruit of a West Indian allspice tree; suggesting combined flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves.
Generic synonyms: Spice
Group relationships: Allspice Tree, Pimenta Dioica, Pimento Tree

Definition of Allspice

1. n. The berry of the pimento (Eugenia pimenta), a tree of the West Indies; a spice of a mildly pungent taste, and agreeably aromatic; Jamaica pepper; pimento. It has been supposed to combine the flavor of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; and hence the name. The name is also given to other aromatic shrubs; as, the Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus); wild allspice (Lindera benzoin), called also spicebush, spicewood, and feverbush.

Definition of Allspice

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. An evergreen tree of tropical America with aromatic berries. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Allspice

1. a tropical tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Allspice

1. The berry of the pimento (Eugenia pimenta), a tree of the West Indies; a spice of a mildly pungent taste, and agreeably aromatic; Jamaica pepper; pimento. It has been supposed to combine the flavor of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; and hence the name. The name is also given to other aromatic shrubs; as, the Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus); wild allspice (Lindera benzoin), Synonym: spicebush, spicewood, and feverbush. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Allspice

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1. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"allspice is the only fruit of this family of importance as a spice. ... allspice Although most of the plants producing spices are natives of the East, ..."

2. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach (1920)
"83, after Moeller, shows the microscopical structure of various elements that go to make up allspice powder. The epidermis, or outer layer of the berry with ..."

3. On the Composition of Food and how it is Adulterated, Practical Directions by William Marcet (1856)
"Pimento, Jamaica berry, or allspice, is the berry or fruit of the Eugenia ... The name of " allspice" is derived from its flavour, which is considered to be ..."

4. Pharmaceutical and Food Analysis: A Manual of Standard Methods for the by Azor Thurston (1922)
"Oil of pimenta is a colorless, yellow or reddish liquid, becoming darker with age, and having the characteristic odor and taste of allspice. ..."

5. An Analytical compendium of the various branches of medical science by John Neill, Francis Gurney Smith (1866)
"allspice. {Pimento, US) — Called also Jamaica pepper. ... called allspice, from its combining the flavour of several other spices. ..."

6. A Text-book of practical therapeutics: With Especial Reference to the by Hobart Amory Hare (1894)
"allspice. allspice, or Pimenta (US and В. Р.), is the nearly ripe fruit of Eugenia Pimenta, a tree of the West Indies. It contains an official volatile oil ..."

7. The Little Girl's Own Book by Lydia Maria Francis Child, Eliza Leslie (1847)
"They must be made by suspending some rugged substance, such as a peach stone, a half burnt stick, &c. in the boiling solution allspice BASKETS. ..."

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