(noun, adjective)


1. flavored with vanilla extract

- he liked vanilla ice cream

2. 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

Similar word(s): plain


1. 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

Definition categories: plant, orchid

2. a flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans)

Definition categories: food, flavorer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning

3. a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans

Definition categories: thought, flavor, flavour, nip, relish, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang

Sentences with vanilla as a noun:

- You can tell that the secret ingredient missing from New CokeTM was vanilla, because certain South American economies collapsed when it was introduced, and miraculously revived when the old formula was used again.