Allspice



the dried, unripe berries of an aromatic tropical American tree, Pimenta dioica, used whole or ground as a .
the tree itself.
Contemporary Examples

Reduce to a simmer and add the cinnamon stick, allspice and nutmeg.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Plus Swiss Chard The Daily Beast November 24, 2008

Historical Examples

Stew it in mutton or beef gravy, with a quarter of a pint of port wine, some pepper and allspice.
The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton

A few drops of either will be a grateful addition to a pint of gravy, or mulled wine, or in any case where allspice is used.
The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton

Use no sugar, and no allspice in the vinegar as it would tend to darken the onions.
The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book Victor Hirtzler

It makes a most grateful addition in all cases where allspice is used, in gravies, or to flavour and preserve potted meats.
The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton

Three heaping tablespoonfuls of ground cinnamon, one heaping one each of clove and mace, and one even one of allspice.
The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking Helen Campbell

Yet not of allspice or nutmeg, nor of mace, which tastes of soap.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866 Various

An ounce of black pepper, and the same quantity of allspice, in fine powder, added to the above will give a still higher flavour.
The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton

Pimento (peculiar to Jamaica) is indigenous, and furnishes the allspice.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2 Various

In the morning put them on to boil with fragments of fresh meat; also cloves, allspice, pepper and salt.
The Cookery Blue Book Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California

noun
a tropical American myrtaceous tree, Pimenta officinalis, having small white flowers and aromatic berries
the whole or powdered seeds of this berry used as a spice, having a flavour said to resemble a mixture of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg
n.

spice made from the berry of the Jamaican pimento, 1620s, from all + spice (n.), “so called because supposed to combine the flavour of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.” [Weekley]

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