Carolina allspice
Allspice All"spice`, n. 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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Carolina allspice — (engl., spr. aol ßpaiß), s. Calycanthus …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Carolina allspice — ☆ Carolina allspice [kar΄ə lī′nə ] n. any of a genus (Calycanthus) of hardy shrubs (family Calycanthaceae) of a dicotyledonous order (Laurales) of plants, bearing reddish brown, sweet smelling flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Carolina allspice — puošnusis kalikantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kalikantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis augalas (Calycanthus floridus), paplitę Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai), žievė naudojama kaip cinamono… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Carolina allspice — noun hardy shrub of southeastern United States having clove scented wood and fragrant red brown flowers • Syn: ↑strawberry shrub, ↑strawberry bush, ↑sweet shrub, ↑Calycanthus floridus • Hypernyms: ↑allspice …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carolina allspice — an aromatic shrub, Calycanthus floridus, of the southern U.S., having hairy, ovate leaves and purplish brown flowers. Also called sweet shrub. [1780 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Allspice — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Allspice — All spice , n. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allspice — /awl spuys /, n. 1. the dried, unripe berries of an aromatic tropical American tree, Pimenta dioica, used whole or ground as a spice. 2. the tree itself. Also called pimento. [1615 25; ALL + SPICE] * * * Tropical evergreen tree (Pimenta dioica)… …   Universalium

  • wild allspice — Allspice All spice , n. 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Japan allspice — Japan Ja*pan , a. Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware. [1913 Webster] {Japan allspice} (Bot.), a spiny shrub from Japan ({Chimonanthus fragrans}), related to the Carolina allspice. {Japan black}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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