va·nil·la /vəˈnɪlə, ˈnɛ-/
va·nil·la /vəˈnɪlə, ˈnɛl-/ 名詞
1. Bot. A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives of tropical America.
2. The long podlike capsules of Vanilla planifolia, and Vanilla claviculata, remarkable for their delicate and agreeable odor, for the volatile, odoriferous oil extracted from them; also, the flavoring extract made from the capsules, extensively used in confectionery, perfumery, etc.
Note: ☞ As a medicine, vanilla is supposed to possess powers analogous to valerian, while, at the same time, it is far more grateful.
Cuban vanilla, a sweet-scented West Indian composite shrub (Eupatorium Dalea).
Vanilla bean, the long capsule of the vanilla plant.
Vanilla grass. Same as Holy grass, under Holy.
n 1: 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
2: a flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol
(or imitating vanilla beans) [syn: vanilla extract]
3: a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla