Eupatorium Dalea
Vanilla Va*nil"la, n. [NL., fr. Sp. vainilla, dim. of Sp. vaina a sheath, a pod, L. vagina; because its grains, or seeds, are contained in little pods.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives of tropical America. [1913 Webster]

2. The long podlike capsules of {Vanilla planifolia}, and {Vanilla claviculata}, remarkable for their delicate and agreeable odor, for the volatile, odoriferous oil extracted from them; also, the flavoring extract made from the capsules, extensively used in confectionery, perfumery, etc. [1913 Webster]

Note: As a medicine, vanilla is supposed to possess powers analogous to valerian, while, at the same time, it is far more grateful. [1913 Webster]

{Cuban vanilla}, a sweet-scented West Indian composite shrub ({Eupatorium Dalea}).

{Vanilla bean}, the long capsule of the vanilla plant.

{Vanilla grass}. Same as {Holy grass}, under {Holy}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cuban vanilla — Vanilla Va*nil la, n. [NL., fr. Sp. vainilla, dim. of Sp. vaina a sheath, a pod, L. vagina; because its grains, or seeds, are contained in little pods.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives of tropical America …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Vanilla bean — Vanilla Va*nil la, n. [NL., fr. Sp. vainilla, dim. of Sp. vaina a sheath, a pod, L. vagina; because its grains, or seeds, are contained in little pods.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives of tropical America …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Vanilla planifolia — Vanilla Va*nil la, n. [NL., fr. Sp. vainilla, dim. of Sp. vaina a sheath, a pod, L. vagina; because its grains, or seeds, are contained in little pods.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives of tropical America …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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