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Related to Pimenta dioica: Pimenta officinalis, allspice tree
common names for a tree (Pimenta dioica or P. officinalis) of the family Myrtaceae (myrtle family) cultivated in the West Indies for its dried unripe berries, used medicinally and as a spice (also called pimento or allspice).
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The dried, unripe berries of a small, tropical evergreen tree, Pimenta officinalis, of the myrtle family; yields a pungent, aromatic spice.
a tropical American myrtaceous tree, Pimenta officinalis, having small white flowers and aromatic berries