Definition – Vanilla

Sometimes I use the term  vanilla.   I thought that providing a definition would be a good idea, just so you’re all clear on how I’m using it.

  • va•nil•la | vəˈnɪlə |
    adjective, noun (pl. -s)
    A descriptive term referring to what are generally considered the normal, usual, commonplace or mainstream qualities of objects, people or practices, for the purpose of distinguishing them from those which are considered more alternative, exceptional, special or different.

    He decided to buy the souped-up computer instead of the vanilla one.
    From the mid 17th century Spanish  vainilla  meaning  little pod,  diminutive of the Spanish  vain(a)  derived from the Latin  vagina  meaning  sheath  +  -illa  the diminutive suffix.

Etymology  and  IPA  usefully augmented
with kind assistance from Wiktionary


Vodka flavoured and coloured with a vanilla pod.
Vodka flavoured and coloured with a vanilla pod.


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I am a 45 year old musician, and also a multisexual, polyamourous, Jewish, socially dominant woman within my romantic BDSM relationships.
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