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vanilla plant

noun
1.
a composite plant, Trilisa odoratissima (or Carphephorus odoratissimus), of the southeastern U.S., having purplish flower heads and vanilla-scented leaves used to flavor tobacco.
Also called vanilla leaf, wild vanilla.
Origin of vanilla plant
1745-1755
1745-55
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  • Pure vanilla is made with the extract of beans from the vanilla plant, a type of orchid that grows as a vine.

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