There are nine varieties of pepper, vanilla beans from Tahiti and Madagascar.
People called neighborhoods like mine “vanilla suburbs,” and downtown Washington “chocolate city.”
Meanwhile younger, lighter colors evoke citrus and tree fruits, candy sugars and vanilla toffee.
This practice would be less problematic if he was actually lavishing his charges with vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry.
On low speed, add the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time.
Alternately with the flour and spices, add the vanilla and fruit.
It occurred while they were getting in their crop of vanilla.
Remove from the fire, cool without stirring until entirely cold, and then add the vanilla.
Serve with cream, lightly whipped and flavored with vanilla.
Among other creepers was the vanilla, entwining itself round the trees and producing a pleasing effect.
1660s, from Spanish vainilla "vanilla plant," literally "little pod," diminutive of vaina "sheath," from Latin vagina "sheath" (see vagina). So called from the shape of the pods. European discovery 1521 by Hernando Cortes' soldiers on reconnaissance in southeastern Mexico. Meaning "conventional, of ordinary sexual preferences" is 1970s, from notion of whiteness and the common choice of vanilla ice cream.
vanilla va·nil·la (və-nĭl'ə)
Any of various tropical American vines of the genus Vanilla, especially V. planifolia, cultivated for its long narrow seedpods from which a flavoring agent is obtained.
The seedpod of this plant. Also called vanilla bean.
A flavoring extract prepared from the cured seedpods of this plant or produced synthetically.
[fr the white color and the perhaps unimaginative choice of vanilla ice cream]