vanilla bean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vanilla bean long bean-like fruit; seeds are used as flavoring
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eighty percent of the Vanilla Beans which are used to make ice cream is grown in Madagascar
    • Vanilla bean See under Vanilla.
    • Vanilla bean the long capsule of the vanilla plant.
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Usage

In literature:

Split into pieces a vanilla bean, and boil it in a very little milk till the flavour is well extracted; then strain it.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
A Vanilla bean boiled with the milk, will improve the flavour greatly.
"The Virginia Housewife" by Mary Randolph
If she could only contrive some sugar and some vanilla-beans, she would be well satisfied to open her campaign.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864" by Various
Vanilla beans, 1/4 lb.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
Then there is the scent of vanilla, and the growers of the vanilla bean have lost greatly in consequence.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891" by Various
Resin is present in vanilla beans and is extracted in the essence.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Once a vanilla plantation, here and there the aromatic bean grew wild, its ground usurped by the pita-plant, the acacia, and the thorny cactus.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
The air was saturated with the heavy though not unpleasant odor of vanilla beans.
"The Black Phantom" by Leo Edward Miller
Leona was in the porch in front, busy among the vanilla-beans.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
Leona was in the porch in front, busy among the vanilla-beans.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
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In news:

Sugar 1 vanilla bean 1 tsp.
Containers) 1 Vanilla bean 5 oz Baileys Irish cream 3 oz.
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped.
Cut vanilla beans lengthwise and place in a large saucepan.
When cooking with vanilla bean paste, tiny vanilla seeds will be visible in your creations.
1 vanilla bean , split.
Top with small scoops of vanilla bean ice cream for a special dessert.
Combine the vanilla beans and pulp with the milk and cream in a 3-quart sauce pot over medium heat, letting it slowly come to a simmer.
The homebrew that Scarsella made had vanilla beans soaked in Portwood Scotch.
A milkshake with the flavors of salty bacon, sweet maple syrup, smokey toasted walnuts, and rich vanilla bean ice cream.
Vanilla Bean Pound Cake Cupcakes.
This tart and tangy cranberry relish is accented with fresh orange zest and mellow vanilla bean.
Instead of using the vanilla bean, you can double the amount of vanilla extract instead.
Cuccio Naturalé Vanilla Bean Butter and Sugar Scrub .
Cuccio Naturalé Vanilla Bean & Sugar Butter Blend and Sugar Scrub .
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