Meaning of “allspice” in the English Dictionary

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"allspice" in British English

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allspicenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɔːl.spaɪs/ us /ˈɑːl.spaɪs/

Examples from literature

  • Heat enough vinegar to cover it nicely, and put in one ounce of whole spices, pepper, cloves, allspice and mace. 
  • Mace, cloves and allspice may be added for spiced beef. 
  • Season with salt and pepper, a pinch of powdered cloves, mace, allspice, and thyme, two bay-leaves, a small bunch of parsley, and two leeks. 
  • Season with salt, pepper, grated nutmeg, minced parsley, and a pinch of allspice. 
  • When cold, place in a jar, and pour over it hot vinegar, in which has been scalded a liberal supply of whole cloves, pepper, allspice and white mustard. 

(Definition of “allspice” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)