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The berry of the pimento (Eugenia pimenta), a tree of the west Indies; a spice of a mildly pungent taste, and agreeably aromatic; jamaica pepper; pimento. It has been supposed to combine the flavor of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; and hence the name. The name is also given to other aromatic shrubs; as, the Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus); wild allspice (Lindera benzoin),

Synonym: spicebush, spicewood, and feverbush.

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