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Mace vs. Allspice — What's the Difference?

Mace vs. Allspice — What's the Difference?

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Mace

A staff of office, especially that which lies on the table in the House of Commons when the Speaker is in the chair, regarded as a symbol of the authority of the House.
May 01, 2022

Allspice

Allspice, also known as Jamaica pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta, or pimento, is the dried unripe berry of Pimenta dioica, a midcanopy tree native to the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, and Central America, now cultivated in many warm parts of the world. The name "allspice" was coined as early as 1621 by the English, who valued it as a spice that combined the flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.Several unrelated fragrant shrubs are called "Carolina allspice" (Calycanthus floridus), "Japanese allspice" (Chimonanthus praecox), or "wild allspice" (Lindera benzoin).
May 01, 2022

Mace

A heavy club with a spiked metal head.
May 01, 2022

Allspice

An evergreen tree (Pimenta dioica) native to the West Indies, Mexico, and Central America, having opposite, simple leaves and white flowers clustered in cymes.
May 01, 2022

Mace

The reddish fleshy outer covering of the nutmeg, dried as a spice.
May 01, 2022
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Allspice

The dried, nearly ripe berries of this plant, used as a spice. In both senses also called pimento.
May 01, 2022

Mace

Spray (someone) with Mace
Three individuals were Maced by an unknown male
May 01, 2022

Allspice

(uncountable) A spice; the dried and ground unripe fruit of Pimenta dioica, thought to combine the flavours of several spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
May 01, 2022

Mace

A ceremonial staff borne or displayed as the symbol of authority of a legislative body.
May 01, 2022

Allspice

(countable) Pimenta dioica, an evergreen tree of tropical America with aromatic berries.
May 01, 2022

Mace

A macebearer.
May 01, 2022

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.
May 01, 2022

Mace

A heavy medieval war club with a spiked or flanged metal head, used to crush armor.
May 01, 2022

Allspice

Aromatic West Indian tree that produces allspice berries
May 01, 2022

Mace

A thin fleshy red covering that surrounds the kernel of the nutmeg, dried and used as a spice.
May 01, 2022

Allspice

Deciduous shrubs having aromatic bark; eastern China; southwestern and eastern United States
May 01, 2022

Mace

A heavy fighting club.
May 01, 2022

Allspice

Ground dried berrylike fruit of a West Indian allspice tree; suggesting combined flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves
May 01, 2022

Mace

A ceremonial form of this weapon.
May 01, 2022

Mace

A long baton used by some drum majors to keep time and lead a marching band. If this baton is referred to as a mace, by convention it has a ceremonial often decorative head, which, if of metal, usually is hollow and sometimes intricately worked.
May 01, 2022

Mace

An officer who carries a mace as a token of authority.
May 01, 2022

Mace

A knobbed mallet used by curriers make leather supple when dressing it.
May 01, 2022

Mace

(archaic) A billiard cue.
May 01, 2022

Mace

An old money of account in China equal to one tenth of a tael.
May 01, 2022

Mace

An old weight of 57.98 grains.
May 01, 2022

Mace

A spice obtained from the outer layer of the kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg.
May 01, 2022

Mace

Tear gas or pepper spray, especially for personal use.
May 01, 2022

Mace

To hit someone or something with a mace.
May 01, 2022

Mace

To spray in defense or attack with mace (pepper spray or tear gas) using a hand-held device.
May 01, 2022

Mace

(informal) To spray a similar noxious chemical in defense or attack using an available hand-held device such as an aerosol spray can.
May 01, 2022

Mace

A money of account in China equal to one tenth of a tael; also, a weight of 57.98 grains.
May 01, 2022

Mace

A kind of spice; the aril which partly covers nutmegs. See Nutmeg.
May 01, 2022

Mace

A heavy staff or club of metal; a spiked club; - used as weapon in war before the general use of firearms, especially in the Middle Ages, for breaking metal armor.
Death with his mace petrific . . . smote.
May 01, 2022

Mace

A staff borne by, or carried before, a magistrate as an ensign of his authority.
May 01, 2022

Mace

An officer who carries a mace as an emblem of authority; a macebearer.
May 01, 2022

Mace

A knobbed mallet used by curriers in dressing leather to make it supple.
May 01, 2022

Mace

A rod for playing billiards, having one end suited to resting on the table and pushed with one hand.
May 01, 2022

Mace

A chemical preparation containing tear gas in a solvent, packaged in the form of a spray, and used to temporarily incapacitate people, such as rioters or criminals, by causing intense eye and skin irritation; also called chemical mace. It is designed to be a non-lethal weapon for defending against violent people.
May 01, 2022

Mace

(trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization
May 01, 2022

Mace

An official who carries a mace of office
May 01, 2022

Mace

Spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
May 01, 2022

Mace

A ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority
May 01, 2022

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