vanilla plant


noun

a composite plant, Trilisa odoratissima (or Carphephorus odoratissimus), of the southeastern U.S., having purplish flower heads and vanilla-scented leaves used to flavor tobacco.

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Also called vanilla leaf, wild vanilla.

Origin of vanilla plant

First recorded in 1745–55
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