Associations to the word «Vanilla»


VANILLA, noun. (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.
VANILLA, noun. (countable) The fruit or bean of the vanilla plant.
VANILLA, noun. (uncountable) The extract of the fruit of the vanilla plant.
VANILLA, noun. (uncountable) The distinctive fragrant flavour/flavor characteristic of vanilla extract.
VANILLA, noun. (uncountable) Any artificially produced homologue of vanilla extract, principally vanillin produced from lignin from the paper industry or from petrochemicals.
VANILLA, adjective. (of flavor, etc.) Of vanilla.
VANILLA, adjective. (colloquial) (mostly computing) Standard, plain, default, unmodified, basic.
VANILLA, adjective. (sexuality) Not kinky, not involving BDSM.
VANILLA, adjective. Plain; conventional; unimaginative.
VANILLA, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Orchidaceae   — the vanilla orchid.
VANILLA BEAN, noun. The seedpod of any plant in the Vanilla genus, (family: orchid) especially Vanilla planifolia.
VANILLA BEANS, noun. Plural of vanilla bean
VANILLA EXTRACT, noun. A liquid, technically a tincture, used in cooking, prepared by soaking vanilla beans in alcohol.
VANILLA SLICE, noun. (UK) (Australia) A snack similar to a mille-feuille, consisting of a layer of vanilla custard or cream between two layers of pastry.
VANILLA SLICES, noun. Plural of vanilla slice

Dictionary definition

VANILLA, noun. 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.
VANILLA, noun. A flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans).
VANILLA, noun. A distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans.
VANILLA, adjective. Flavored with vanilla extract; "he liked vanilla ice cream".
VANILLA, adjective. 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".

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