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  • 1The dried aromatic fruit of a West Indian tree, used whole or ground as a culinary spice.

    ‘While working on the dates, I boiled down the wine with honey and spices - whole black peppercorns, allspice, clove, cinnamon, and a bay leaf, along with grated zest of orange.’
    • ‘For the curry oil, in a medium bowl, mix together the cinnamon turmeric, cardamom, cayenne pepper, allspice, white pepper, and cloves.’
    • ‘Spices - cumin, allspice, cinnamon, and cloves - are used sparingly but more prominently in the south of the Aegean, where Arab influence has left its mark, particularly in Crete and the Dodecanese.’
    • ‘Deeply fragrant, it usually contains cardamom, coriander, allspice, cayenne, ginger, cloves and nutmeg, and invariably, dried rose petals.’
    • ‘Serve it with fine green beans cooked in a tomatoey sauce flavoured with garlic and a pinch of ground cinnamon and allspice, or with a cooling salad of tomato, cucumber and mint.’
    • ‘In a spice grinder, combine the whole black pepper, white peppercorns, and allspice.’
    • ‘Combine oil, oregano, allspice, cumin, cloves and garlic in a large bowl.’
    • ‘The fact that savory sorts of spices - cardamom, cinnamon, allspice or nutmeg - have taken on sweet rather than savory connotations is hopeful.’
    • ‘For the Madras curry mixture: In saute pan over medium-high heat, toast coriander, bay leaf, cumin and allspice until fragrant.’
    • ‘In a saucepan, combine the sugar, water, Thai chili, allspice, coriander seeds, cilantro, salt, and Thai long red pepper.’
    • ‘The highly aromatic mix may include nutmeg, rosebuds, turmeric, allspice, gingerroot, lavender, and aniseed, though the mix is as varied as the taste of the cook.’
    • ‘The quinces were favored with the addition of sugar, spices (such as allspice or cinnamon) and a drop of apple cider vinegar.’
    • ‘Butternut-squash soup, a bistro staple, benefits from freshly ground nutmeg and allspice and a spiral of pumpkinseed oil.’
    • ‘Colin Spencer makes a lighter, spicier version, with garlic, allspice, balsamic vinegar and apple, a tart Bramley if possible, as the main flavourings.’
    • ‘When you use less sugar, add spices such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg or flavorings such as vanilla extract or almond flavoring to enhance the sweetness of the food.’
    • ‘In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and wine.’
    • ‘To make the marinade, lightly crush the coriander, allspice and chilli using a pestle and mortar.’
    • ‘The fish is seasoned with salt and a few twists of a mill containing peppercorns and allspice berries.’
    • ‘This potato and chickpea paste is rolled out like dough and filled with sauteed onion, pinenuts, currants, allspice, and tahini.’
    • ‘Spices such as pimento or allspice, ginger, and peppers are used commonly in a number of dishes.’
  • 2A tree of the myrtle family from which allspice is obtained.

    Also called pimento

    Pimenta dioica, family Myrtaceae

    ‘The spicy tea made from the bay leaf (a member of the allspice family) is not only soothing, but can also help fight off the beginnings of a cold or the flu.’
    • ‘The allspice tree is not related to the pepper or to capsicum plants.’
    • ‘Pimenta racemose is of the same family as allspice and has a similar scent and taste.’
    • ‘Pimento, or allspice, is native to Jamaica and an important export crop.’
  • 3An aromatic North American tree or shrub.

    Genus Calycanthus, family Calycanthaceae: several species, in particular Carolina allspice (C. floridus) and smooth allspice (C. fertilis)

    ‘Smaller trees and shrubs include red maple, Carolina allspice, and the fragrant spicebush.’
    • ‘Purchase Carolina allspice when it's in flower because the quality of the fragrance varies from plant to plant.’
    • ‘Many, but not all Carolina allspice have a complex fruity, spicy smell.’
    • ‘A most remarkable little ruddy blossom is that which we find on the sweet-scented shrub or Carolina allspice (Calycanthus lævigatus) from May to August.’
    • ‘The huge evergreen family includes botanicals such as European mistletoe, rosemary, cloves, allspice and holly, as well as conifers, including pines, cedars and cypress.’



/ˈôlˌspīs/ /ˈɔlˌspaɪs/