plain-vanilla

plain-vanilla
\\ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ \ adjective
: lacking in special features or qualities : basic

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/playn"veuh nil"euh/, adj. Informal.
having no embellishments, extra equipment, elaborate packaging, etc.; plain; simple; down-to-earth: I want a plain-vanilla car without a lot of chrome trim.
[in allusion to vanilla ice cream, taken to be the most basic flavor]

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adj
chiefly US informal : not having any special features or qualities

We bought the plain-vanilla CD player. [=the most basic model]


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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