Allspice, also called Jamaica pepper, Myrtle pepper, pimento , or newspice, is a spice which is the dried unripe fruit of the Pimenta dioica plant. The name "allspice" was coined by the English, who thought it combined the flavour of several spices, such as cloves, pepper, and even cinnamon and nutmeg.
A spice produced from the unripened dried berries of an evergreen tree native to Caribbean regions. The berries, which are typically the size of a small pea, can be ground into a powder, which is the form that is the most popular in the United States. It has a flavor much like a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and pepper.