Definition of allspice:
- The berry of the pimento ( Eugenia pimenta), a tree of the West Indies; a spice of a mildly pungent taste, and agreeably aromatic; Jamaica pepper; pimento. It has been supposed to combine the flavor of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; and hence the name. The name is also given to other aromatic shrubs; as, the Carolina allspice ( Calycanthus floridus); wild allspice ( Lindera benzoin), called also spicebush, spicewood, and feverbush.
Pimenta dioica, allspice tree, pimento tree.
condiment (part of speech: noun)
- salad dressing,
- tartar sauce,
- "The American Frugal Housewife", Lydia M. Child.
Put a layer of these at the bottom of a deep earthen pan, and sprinkle them with salt; then another layer of mushrooms, and some more salt on them, and so on, alternately, salt and mushrooms; let them remain two or three hours, by which time the salt will have penetrated the mushrooms, and rendered them easy to break; then pound them in a mortar, or mash them well with your hands, and let them remain for a couple of days, not longer, stirring them up, and mashing them well each day; then pour them into a stone jar, and to each quart add an ounce and a half of whole black pepper, and half an ounce of allspice; stop the jar very close, and set in a stewpan of boiling water, and keep it boiling for two hours at least.- "A Poetical Cook-Book", Maria J. Moss.
- "The Garies and Their Friends", Frank J. Webb.