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noun 
  1. (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.
  2. (countable) The fruit or bean of this orchid.
  3. (uncountable) The extract of this fruit.
  4. (uncountable) The distinctive fragrant flavour/flavor characteristic of vanilla extract.
You can tell that the secret ingredient missing from New Coke<small>TM</small> was vanilla, because certain South American economies collapsed when it was introduced, and miraculously revived when the old formula was used again.
  1. (uncountable) Any artificially produced homologue of vanilla extract, generally that produced from coal tar.
Translations: 
  • French: vanille(fr)
  • Italian: vanillina(it)
  • Spanish: vainilla(es)f
  • German: vanille a
  • Dutch: vanille(nl)
adjective 
  1. Of or relating to vanilla.
vanilla bean
  1. Flavoured/flavored with vanilla or vanilla extract (whether natural or artificial).
vanilla ice cream'
  1. (colloquial) By association with vanilla as the "plain" flavour of ice cream: the standard, plain, default, unmodified, basic.
vanilla suit.
Translations: 
  • French: í  la vanille
  • Italian: alla vaniglia
  • Spanish: vainilla(es)f
  • Dutch: vanille-
Etymology: From vainilla


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