Vanilla

The bean of the tropical orchid or the extract obtained from this fruit. Used in flavoring desserts, etc.

Vanilla

Vanilla is a flavor derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla (V. planifolia). The word vanilla, derived from the diminutive of the Spanish word vaina (vaina itself meaning sheath or pod), simply translates as little pod. Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican people cultivated the vine of the vanilla o...
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vanilla

(genus Vanilla), any member of a group of tropical climbing orchids, from the pods of which a widely used flavouring agent is extracted. Vanilla had ... [2 related articles]
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vanilla

[n] - any of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white or green or topaz flowers 2. [n] - a flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans) 3. [n] - a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans
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Vanilla

• (n.) The long podlike capsules of Vanilla planifolia, and V. claviculata, remarkable for their delicate and agreeable odor, for the volatile, odoriferous oil extracted from them; also, the flavoring extract made from the capsules, extensively used in confectionery, perfumery, etc. • (n.) A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives ...
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vanilla

adjective plain and without any extras or adornments; `the most common type of bond is the straight or plain vanilla bond`; `the basic car is known as the vanilla version`
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Vanilla

[color] The color vanilla is a rich tint of off-white as well as a medium pale tint of yellow. The first recorded use of vanilla as a color name in English was in 1925. The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Vanilla (color sample #89). ==Variations of vanilla== ===Vanilla ice=== At right is d...
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Vanilla

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Vanilla

[genus] Vanilla, the vanilla orchids, form a flowering plant genus of about 110 species in the orchid family (Orchidaceae). The most widely known member is the Flat-leaved Vanilla (V. planifolia), from which commercial vanilla flavoring is derived. It is the only orchid widely used for industrial purposes (in the food industry and in the co...
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Vanilla

Va┬Ěnil'la noun [ New Latin , from Spanish vainilla , dim. of Spanish vaina a sheath, a pod, Latin vagina ; because its grains, or seeds, are contained in little pods.] 1. (Botany) A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives of tropical America. 2. The ...
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vanilla

1. <botany> A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants natives of tropical America. ... 2. The long podlike capsules of Vanilla planifolia, and V. Claviculata, remarkable for their delicate and agreeable odour, for the volatile, odouriferous oil extracted from them; also, the flavoring extract made from the capsules, extensively used in confecti...
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Vanilla

A loadout consisting entirely of Stock weapons. A server without any mods installed.
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Vanilla

A plant native to Mexico now common in areas throughout the West Indies and Indian Ocean. The pod is used
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Vanilla

A scent associated with oak aging.
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Vanilla

A scent imparted by aging in oak.
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vanilla

Any of a group of climbing orchids native to tropical America but cultivated elsewhere, with large, fragrant white or yellow flowers. The dried and fermented fruit, or podlike capsules, of the species V. planifolia are the source of the vanilla flavouring used in cookery and baking. (Genus Vanilla.) Annual worl...
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Vanilla

Common jargon for standard AutoCAD a version without extras added or taken away.
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Vanilla

If you detect the scent of vanilla in a wine, it's a tell-tale sign that new oak (and in particular American oak) has been used at some stage in the wine making process.
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Vanilla

No thrills.
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Vanilla

Someone who is not into BDSM. Alternatively, sexual behaviour which does not encompass BDSM activity. The term is sometimes used in a derogatory sense.
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Vanilla

The plain, unadorned version of a character. No action features, no special costumes, just the standard version of the charatcer in question.
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Vanilla

The smell imparted to some wines by new oak aging in casks.
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Vanilla

The term - derived from vanilla or plain ice cream - is applied to a bond or other security that has... <a target=_blank href='http://www.finance-glossary.com/terms/vanilla.htm?id=13066&ginPtrCode=00000&PopupMode=false' title='Read full definition of vanilla'>more</a>
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vanilla

Type: Term Pronunciation: vă-nil′ă Definitions: 1. The cured, full-grown, unripe fruit of Vanila planifolia (Mexican or Bourbon vanilla) or of V. tahitensis (Tahiti vanilla), orchids (family Orchidaceae) native to Mexico and cultivated in other tropic countries; a flavoring agent.
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Vanilla

Vanilla is a genus of perennial climbing tropical orchids, which bear thick leaves, and spikes or racemes of large flowers, not usually of much beauty. The commercial vanilla, vanilla planifolia, is a native of Central America, vanilla has large, fleshy, rectangulat leaves, and green or white and green flowers, succeeded by slender seed-pods, about...
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