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adjective Informal.
  1. having no embellishments, extra equipment, elaborate packaging, etc.; plain; simple; down-to-earth: I want a plain-vanilla car without a lot of chrome trim.
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Origin of plain-vanilla

in allusion to vanilla ice cream, taken to be the most basic flavor
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Related Words for plain vanilla

distasteful, uninspired, dull, boring, blah, bland, flat, flavorless, insipid, mild, pabulum, plain, stale, tame, thin, unappetizing, uninteresting, unpalatable, unsavory, unseasoned