vanilla means: This plant is native to Mexico, but it’s now widespread in the West Indies as well as Indian Ocean. Extracts are made from the pod and used in cooking. You can also buy the whole pod and use it as a perfume or to split the pod to release the small seeds. To make vanilla sugar, the pods can be placed in granulated Sugar. You can also find liquid extracts. These are made from vanilla beans that have been processed in an alcohol-water mixture. For the best flavour, make sure you only buy vanilla extract that contains alcohol and not vanillin. Vanillin is an artificial ingredient that’s made from wood. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does vanilla mean?

Vanilla is an aromatic spice that has a warm taste. It’s the seed pod from orchids. You can either extract it or dry it. (in Cooking Dictionary)

One of many tropical American vines from the genus. Vanilla The orchid family is especially represented by its members. V. planifolia, It is widely grown for its narrow, aromatic seedpods that are used as flavoring agents. (in Merlin Dictionary)

This is the seedpod. (in Merlin Dictionary)

This flavoring extract is made from the dried seedpods or synthetically. (in Merlin Dictionary)

Vanilla flavor. (in Merlin Dictionary)

Scented with vanilla or smelling similar to it. (in Merlin Dictionary)

Basic or basic; without adornments, special features or ornaments. (in Merlin Dictionary)

In color, white or off-white (in Merlin Dictionary)

Engaging in or being related to sexual activity which is conventional or predictable; not kinky or sadomasochistic or fetishistic. (in Merlin Dictionary)