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vanilla

noun [U]     /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)Sweet flavours
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