• Allspice
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n allspice ground dried berrylike fruit of a West Indian allspice tree; suggesting combined flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves
    • n allspice deciduous shrubs having aromatic bark; eastern China; southwestern and eastern United States
    • n allspice aromatic West Indian tree that produces allspice berries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Allspice 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n allspice The fruit of Eugenia Pimenta, a tree of the West Indies. See pimento. Carolina allspice is the sweet-shrub, Calycanthus floridus. Japan allspice is a common name for the allied shrub of Japan, Chimonanthus fragrans. Wild allspice is a name sometimes given to the aromatic Lindera Benzoin of the United States.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Allspice awl′spīs a name given to a kind of spice called Pimenta or Jamaica pepper, from its being supposed to combine the flavour of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
All and Spice.


In literature:

Take cloves, allspice, and cinnamon bark, of each half an ounce; white oak bark, one ounce.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Four cloves, Six allspice.
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
A table spoonful of catsup, cloves and allspice, improve it, but are not essential.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
Garlic and clove, or allspice, combined in certain proportions, produce a flavour very similar to asafoetida.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
Take one ox rump, stew it with carrots and celery and twelve allspice.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
They burn your mouth with cayenne or clove or allspice.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
They burn your mouth with cayenne or clove or allspice.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Where you are, pepper, ginger, and allspice!
"The City Curious" by Jean de Bosschère
When roast is brown add a little onion, six cloves, six allspice and enough boiling water to come up half way to the top of the meat.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
There is the allspice, a large tree, each leaf strong enough to flavor a dish.
"To Cuba and Back" by Richard Henry Dana

In poetry:

Teah, coffee, currans, spenish juice,
Soft soap an' paader blue,
Presarves an' pickles, cinnamon,
Allspice an' pepper too.
"Th' Traitle Sop" by John Hartley

In news:

"Allspice brings with it all these different elements," says Martin Cate, who used homemade versions of pimento dram at Forbidden Island in Alameda but is now switching to Seed's version.
1 1/2 teaspoons whole allspice.
The Lizzie's Pippin, a cocktail made with Allspice Dram, a new liquor , served at the Forbidden Island Bar in Alameda, Calif on Sunday March 23, 2008.
Berkshire pork belly 1.5 qt water 1 cup kosher salt 1 cup brown sugar 2 cloves garlic 1 small bunch thyme 2 pc bay leaf 4 pc allspice.
It also includes pumpkin pie spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
Cook in large pot of water with onion, bay leaf, several whole allspice and salt.
We also replaced the traditional raisins with more festive dried cherries , then spiked them with allspice.
Combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, nutmeg, coriander, and allspice in a large bowl.
Pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg were common flavor notes throughout the night.
Yellow mustard and just a touch of allspice give Grace Parisi's sauce a distinctive, complex flavor.
Aromatic allspice berries and fiery Scotch bonnet chiles give these pickles their Caribbean edge.
The pâté campagne is a French country-style pate , chopped rather than puréed, made with bacon, shallots, pork, garlic, hard-boiled eggs, brandy, pistachios, and allspice – hearty yet delectable, it's perfect on a sandwich.
Allspice, ground 1 each bay leaf, whole 1 tsp.
In a bowl, stir together onion powder, brown sugar, thyme, salt, allspice, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and cayenne pepper.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Owner Alan Rubin of Manayunk's Village Spices combines ground ginger, nutmeg, allspice, black pepper and cinnamon to create the perfect one-step pumpkin pie seasoning.