vanilla definition, meaning - what is vanilla in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “vanilla”

See all translations

vanilla

noun [U] uk   us   /vəˈnɪl.ə/
a substance made from the seeds of a tropical plant, used to give flavour to sweet foods: vanilla essence/extract vanilla ice cream/yogurt a vanilla milkshake Add two teaspoons of vanilla and stir. a vanilla pod (US bean) (= seed container)

vanilla

adjective uk   us   /vəˈnɪl.ə/
used to describe a product or service that is basic and has no special features: I just want a vanilla bank account with low charges.
Translations of “vanilla”
in Arabic فانيلْيا…
in Korean 바닐라…
in Malaysian vanila…
in French (à la) vanille…
in Turkish vanilya…
in Italian vaniglia…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於給食物調味的)香子蘭精,香草精…
in Russian ваниль…
in Polish wanilia…
in Vietnamese quả vani…
in Spanish vainilla…
in Portuguese baunilha…
in Thai วนิลา…
in German die Vanille…
in Catalan vainilla…
in Japanese バニラ…
in Indonesian vanili…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于给食物调味的)香子兰精,香草精…
(Definition of vanilla from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of vanilla?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “vanilla” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More