Definition of vanilla in English:
- Just before serving, gently whip the double cream, icing sugar and vanilla until it just starts to thicken.
- Scatter over the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla and fold it gently in with a large metal spoon.
- Combine the sour cream, brown sugar and vanilla until smooth.
- Even though vanilla remains an age-old ice cream favorite, numerous other flavors have arrived on the scene.
- In my book, chocolate ice-cream beats strawberry or vanilla, any day.
- In summer I like to make ice cream, usually vanilla or chocolate cinnamon - you can win friends and influence people with homemade ice cream.
- Her chin length French vanilla hued bob is heavily layered ending in razored edges that are slightly choppy and flippy.
- The walls were a sort of stale French vanilla color, a few cracks running down the center of some parts.
- Her eyes still the deep brown they always had been, her skin vanilla white.
- Genus Vanilla, family Orchidaceae: many species, in particular V. planifolia, the chief commercial source of vanilla beans
- Of all the orchids, the vanilla family is the only one that produces an agriculturally valuable crop.
- The most suitable land for vanilla is gently sloping with light friable soil.
- There are many species of vanilla thriving around the world.
- Heat milk, cream, lemon zest and vanilla pods in a stainless steel pan and bring to the boil.
- Bring the caster sugar and 500 ml of water to the boil in a medium saucepan, then add the lemon juice, stem ginger, star anise and the vanilla pod.
- The cream mixture can also be flavored, often with a vanilla pod, sometimes with fruit or fruit juice, but you could also experiment with tea, cocoa powder, and different spices or extracts - not very traditional but also very good.
adjective(also plain vanilla) informal Back to top
- Choosing plain vanilla technology wherever you can will save you more money than you ever thought it would and - here's the surprising part - not compromise your company's performance.
- You want her to know that she can get diseases from a variety of endeavours, not just plain vanilla sex.
- It's a choice between value-added services or plain vanilla.
Mid 17th century: from Spanish vainilla 'pod', diminutive of vaina 'sheath, pod', from Latin vagina 'sheath'. The spelling change was due to association with French vanille.
This word for a flavouring is from Spanish vainilla ‘pod’, a diminutive of vaina ‘sheath, pod’, from Latin vagina ‘sheath’, also source of vagina (late 17th century). The spelling change was due to association with French vanille. Since the 1970s the word has been used to mean ‘plain, basic, conventional’ from the popular perception of vanilla as the basic or usual flavour of ice-cream.
Words that rhyme with vanillaAnguilla, Aquila, Attila, Camilla, cedilla, chiller, chinchilla, driller, Drusilla, fibrillar, filler, flotilla, fulfiller, Godzilla, gorilla, griller, guerrilla, killer, Manila, manilla, mantilla, miller, pillar, Priscilla, sapodilla, sarsaparilla, Schiller, scilla, scintilla, spiller, swiller, thriller, tiller, vexilla, villa, Willa, willer, zorilla
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