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vanilla

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food, Plants
vanillava‧nil‧la1 /vəˈnɪlə/ ●●○ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 DFHBPa substance used to give a special taste to ice cream, cakes etc, made from the beans of a tropical plant
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vanillaAdd eggs and vanilla and stir in other ingredients.Flavour with grated lemon rind and vanilla.The stench from the carcass filled the Chamber; a pungent mixture of sewage and vanilla.Combine vanilla and next 3 ingredients and add flour mixture stirring until well-blended.
Related topics: Tastes
vanillavanilla2 ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 CThaving the taste of vanilla 🔊 vanilla ice cream2 (also plain-vanilla) plain, ordinary, or uninteresting 🔊 There are no plans for an inexpensive vanilla version of the software.
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vanillavanilla ice cream
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