What does the word allspice mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Pierre Blot
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