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|Noun||1.||Vanilla planifolia - a climbing orchid bearing a podlike fruit yielding vanilla beans; widely cultivated from Florida southward throughout tropical America|
vanilla bean - long bean-like fruit; seeds are used as flavoring
genus Vanilla - large genus of tropical climbing orchids; Old and New Worlds
vanilla - 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