People called neighborhoods like mine “vanilla suburbs,” and downtown Washington “chocolate city.”
On low speed, add the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time.
This practice would be less problematic if he was actually lavishing his charges with vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry.
Commenting on his vanilla—some might even say “hokey”—demeanor, my wife said he reminded her of the father on Leave It to Beaver.
Is the Korean pop star here to stay—or will he and his new ‘Gentleman’ go the way of vanilla Ice and Chumbawumba?
Alternately with the flour and spices, add the vanilla and fruit.
There was an odour of pomade and vanilla that made me feel sick.
Remove from the fire, cool without stirring until entirely cold, and then add the vanilla.
Make a thick cream as for Charlotte Russe, and flavour with vanilla.
Among other creepers was the vanilla, entwining itself round the trees and producing a pleasing effect.
1660s, from Spanish vainilla "vanilla plant," literally "little pod," diminutive of vaina "sheath," from Latin vagina "sheath" (see vagina). So called from the shape of the pods. European discovery 1521 by Hernando Cortes' soldiers on reconnaissance in southeastern Mexico. Meaning "conventional, of ordinary sexual preferences" is 1970s, from notion of whiteness and the common choice of vanilla ice cream.
vanilla va·nil·la (və-nĭl'ə)
Any of various tropical American vines of the genus Vanilla, especially V. planifolia, cultivated for its long narrow seedpods from which a flavoring agent is obtained.
The seedpod of this plant. Also called vanilla bean.
A flavoring extract prepared from the cured seedpods of this plant or produced synthetically.
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[1877+; origin unknown; said to be fr Voluntary Association of Master Pumpers]