Pimento Allspice, or Jamaica pepper. The berry, in its smell, resembles a mixture of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves, whence it has derived its name. It is milder than the East India pepper, and, when employed in whole grains, makes an useful ingredient in broth, and stewed dishes. In medicine, it forms the basis of a distilled water, a spirit and an essential oil; in which different forms it is efficaciously employed as an axiomatic, for cold and phlegmatic habits.—See the article Spices.