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allspice

[ awl-spahys ]
/ ˈɔlˌspaɪs /
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noun
the dried, unripe berries of an aromatic tropical American tree, Pimenta dioica, used whole or ground as a spice.
the tree itself.
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Also called pimento.

Origin of allspice

First recorded in 1615–25; all + spice
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British Dictionary definitions for allspice

allspice
/ (ˈɔːlˌspaɪs) /

noun
a tropical American myrtaceous tree, Pimenta officinalis, having small white flowers and aromatic berries
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
Also called: pimento, Jamaica pepper
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