synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of vanilla in English

English Online Dictionary. What means vanilla‎? What does vanilla mean?

  • vanille (archaic)

Borrowed from Spanish vainilla, a diminutive form of vaina (pod). "plain" senses derive from the perceived plainness of vanilla ice cream.

  • IPA(key): /vəˈnɪlə/
  • Rhymes: -ɪlə
  • IPA(key): /vəˈnɛlə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlə

vanilla (countable and uncountable, plural vanillas)

  1. (countable) Any tropical, climbing orchid of the genus Vanilla (especially Vanilla planifolia), bearing podlike fruit yielding an extract used in flavoring food or in perfumes.
  2. (countable) The fruit or bean of the vanilla plant.
    Synonym: vanilla bean
  3. (uncountable) The extract of the fruit of the vanilla plant.
    Synonym: vanilla extract
  4. (uncountable) The distinctive fragrant flavour/flavor characteristic of vanilla extract.
  5. (uncountable) Any artificially produced homologue of vanilla extract, principally vanillin produced from lignin from the paper industry or from petrochemicals.
    Synonym: imitation vanilla
  6. (countable, sexuality, slang) Someone who is not into fetishism.
  7. (uncountable, gaming, slang) An unmodded version of a game.
    Synonym: stock
  8. A yellowish-white colour, like that of vanilla ice cream.
  • flavour extract

vanilla (comparative more vanilla, superlative most vanilla)

  1. (of flavor, etc.) Of vanilla.
  2. (colloquial, chiefly computing, retronym) Standard, plain, default, unmodified, basic.
  3. (sexuality) Not kinky, not involving BDSM.
    Synonym: normophilic
  4. Plain; conventional; unimaginative.
  • vanillar
  • See also Thesaurus:bare-bones
  • vanillin
  • (slang, electronics): jellybean

From English vanilla, from Spanish vainilla, diminutive of vaina (pod), from Latin vāgīna (sheath).

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaːnɪlːa/

vanilla f (genitive singular vanillu, nominative plural vanillur)

  1. (usually singular only, uncountable) vanilla
  • vanilluplanta

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