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Vanilla

cf., spices

Vanilla pods.

Vanilla pods

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Naga Jolokia pepper.

Chemical structure of vanillin
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vanilla
NOUN:  
1. Any of various tropical American vines of the genus Vanilla in the orchid family, especially V. planifolia, cultivated for its long narrow seedpods from which a flavoring agent is obtained. 2. The seedpod of this plant. Also called vanilla bean. 3. A flavoring extract prepared from the cured seedpods of this plant or produced synthetically.
ADJECTIVE:  
1. Flavored with vanilla: vanilla pudding. 2. Lacking adornments or special features; basic or ordinary: “We went through a period of vanilla cars” (Charles Jordan).
ETYMOLOGY:  
Obsolete Spanish vainilla, diminutive of vaina, sheath (from the shape of its seedpods), from Latin vgna.
     
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A vanilla plantation in a wood on Réunion Island.

A vanilla plantation in a wood on Réunion Island
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The Red Savina pepper

A vanilla plantation in a "shader" (ombrière) on Réunion Island
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Vanilla planifolia - flower.

Vanilla planifolia - flower
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Drawing of Vanilla from the Florentine Codex (ca. 1580) and description of its use and properties written in the Nahuatl language.

Drawing of Vanilla from the Florentine Codex
(ca. 1580)
and description of its use and properties written in the Nahuatl language
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