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Adjective: vanilla  vu'ni-lu
  1. Flavoured with vanilla extract
    "he liked vanilla ice cream"
     
  2. 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"
Noun: vanilla  vu'ni-lu
  1. Any of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white, green or topaz flowers
     
  2. A flavouring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans)
    - vanilla extract
     
  3. A distinctive fragrant flavour characteristic of vanilla beans

Derived forms: vanillas

See also: plain

Type of: flavor [US], flavorer [US], flavoring [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], flavourer [Brit, Cdn], flavouring [Brit, Cdn], nip, orchid, orchidaceous plant, relish, sapidity, savor [US], savour [Brit, Cdn], seasoner, seasoning, smack, tang

Part of: genus Vanilla

Encyclopedia: Vanilla