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Vanilla vs. Herb

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Vanillanoun

(countable) Any tropical, climbing orchid of the genus Vanilla (especially Vanilla planifolia), bearing podlike fruit yielding an extract used in flavoring food or in perfumes.

Herbnoun

(countable) Any green, leafy plant, or parts thereof, used to flavour or season food.

Vanillanoun

(countable) The fruit or bean of the vanilla plant.

Herbnoun

(countable) A plant whose roots, leaves or seeds, etc. are used in medicine.

‘If any medicinal herbs used by witches were supposedly evil, then how come people from at least the past benefited from the healing properties of such herbs?’;

Vanillanoun

(uncountable) The extract of the fruit of the vanilla plant.

Herbnoun

Marijuana.

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Vanillanoun

(uncountable) The distinctive fragrant flavour/flavor characteristic of vanilla extract.

‘You can tell that the secret ingredient missing from New CokeTM was vanilla, because certain South American economies collapsed when it was introduced, and miraculously revived when the old formula was used again.’;

Herbnoun

A plant whose stem is not woody and does not persist beyond each growing season

Vanillanoun

(uncountable) Any artificially produced homologue of vanilla extract, principally vanillin produced from lignin from the paper industry or from petrochemicals.

Herbnoun

Grass; herbage.

Vanillanoun

Someone who is not into fetishism; a normophile

Herbnoun

A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the ground, after flowering.

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Vanillanoun

A yellowish-white colour, like that of vanilla ice cream.

Herbnoun

Grass; herbage.

‘And flocksGrazing the tender herb.’;

Vanillaadjective

(of flavor, etc.) Of vanilla.

Herbnoun

a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

Vanillaadjective

Standard, plain, default, unmodified, basic.

‘vanilla JavaScript’;

Herbnoun

aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities

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Vanillaadjective

(sexuality) Not kinky, not involving BDSM.

Herb

In general use, herbs are a widely distributed and widespread group of plants with savory or aromatic properties that are used for flavoring and garnishing food, for medicinal purposes, or for fragrances; excluding vegetables and other plants consumed for macronutrients. Culinary use typically distinguishes herbs from spices.

Vanillaadjective

Plain; conventional; unimaginative.

Vanillanoun

A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives of tropical America.

Vanillanoun

The long podlike capsules of Vanilla planifolia, and Vanilla 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.

Vanillanoun

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

Vanillanoun

a flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans)

Vanillanoun

a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans

Vanillanoun

a substance obtained from vanilla pods or produced artificially and used to flavour foods or to impart a fragrant scent to cosmetic preparations

‘vanilla ice cream’;

Vanillanoun

ice cream flavoured with vanilla

‘four scoops of vanilla with hot fudge sauce’;

Vanillanoun

of the creamy colour of vanilla ice cream

‘a vanilla dress’;

Vanillanoun

a tropical climbing orchid that has fragrant flowers and long podlike fruit.

Vanillanoun

the fruit of the vanilla plant which is cured and then either used in cooking or processed to extract an essence which is used for flavour and fragrance.

Vanillaadjective

having no special or extra features; ordinary or standard

‘the original, vanilla MP3 format is still the most commonly encountered form of the technology’; ‘they seem to be quite content in their plain vanilla domestic life’; ‘choosing plain vanilla technology wherever you can will save you money’; ‘his sex life is totally vanilla’;

Vanilla

Vanilla is a spice derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily obtained from pods of the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla (V. planifolia). The word vanilla, derived from vainilla, the diminutive of the Spanish word vaina (vaina itself meaning a sheath or a pod), is translated simply as .

‘little pod’;

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