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Allspice

Allspice. A condiment widely used in spice cakes, cookies (q.v.), icings (q.v.) and fillings (q.v.), and variously known as pimento and Jamaica pepper. It is obtained from the dried ripe berries of the pimento tree (Pimento officinalis ) and has a fragrant, clove-like odor and a mild aromatic taste suggestive of cinnamon (q.v.), nutmeg (q.v.) and clove (q.v.).