Synonyms of vanilla


1. vanilla, orchid, orchidaceous plant

usage: any of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white or green or topaz flowers

2. vanilla, vanilla extract, flavorer, flavourer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning

usage: a flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans)

3. vanilla, relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tang

usage: a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans


1. vanilla

usage: flavored with vanilla extract; "he liked vanilla ice cream"

2. vanilla, plain (vs. fancy)

usage: plain and without any extras or adornments; "the most common type of bond is the straight or plain vanilla bond"; "the basic car is known as the vanilla version"

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Definition and meaning of vanilla (Dictionary)