allspice

Part of speech: noun

The dried berry of a West- Indian tree, the pimento.

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Usage examples "allspice":

  1. The Government has imported several kinds of trees and plants, as the cinnamon, pepper, and allspice, but they have not prospered. - "Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands", Charles Nordhoff.
  2. Envelop each piece in buttered paper, place them on the gridiron, and set it on a rather brisk fire for about fifteen minutes, turning over once only, and serve with the following sauce: Put with the butter in the pan in which was the bird, about a teaspoonful of chopped parsley, same of chopped mushrooms, salt, pepper, and a pinch of allspice; sprinkle in and stir at the same time a teaspoonful of flour; add a gill of white wine, same of broth; boil gently till of a proper thickness, and serve the bird with it, either on the same dish or separately. - "Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks", Pierre Blot.
  3. Put four ounces of butter in a stewpan and set it on a slow fire; add, when melted, a teaspoonful of chopped parsley, the juice of half a lemon, salt, pepper, and a pinch of allspice, stir ten minutes; afterward, put for five minutes on a quick fire, keep stirring, then pour on the potatoes, and serve. - "Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks", Pierre Blot.