- Spice is a strong scented plant substance, a strong scent or something that adds flavor.
- An example of a spice is nutmeg.
- An example of a spice is chili flakes.
- Spice is defined as to add seasoning or flavor.
An example of spice is grinding pepper over an egg dish.
- any of several vegetable substances, as cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, or pepper, used to season food; spices are usually dried for use and have distinctive flavors and aromas
- such substances collectively or as a material
- a spicy fragrance or aroma
- that which adds zest, piquancy, or interest
- Archaic a small bit; trace
Origin of spiceMiddle English from Old French espice from Classical Latin species (see species): in LL, wares, assorted goods, especially spices and drugs
transitive verbspiced, spic′ing
- to season or flavor with spice
- to add zest, piquancy, or interest to: usually with up
- a. Any of various pungent, aromatic plant substances, such as cinnamon or nutmeg, used to flavor foods or beverages.b. These substances considered as a group.
- Something that adds zest or interest: The controversy added spice to the political campaign.
- A pungent aroma.
transitive verbspiced, spic·ing, spic·es
- To season with spices.
- To add zest or interest to: uses witty rhymes to spice up the song.
Origin of spiceMiddle English from Old French espice from Late Latin speciēs wares, spices from Latin kind ; see species .
(countable and uncountable, plural spices)
- (countable, uncountable) Plant matter (usually dried) used to season or flavour food.
- (figuratively, uncountable) Appeal, interest; an attribute that makes something appealing, interesting, or engaging.
- (uncountable, Yorkshire) Sweets, candy.
- Sir T. Elyot
- Justice, although it be but one entire virtue, yet is described in two kinds of spices. The one is named justice distributive, the other is called commutative.
(third-person singular simple present spices, present participle spicing, simple past and past participle spiced)
- To add spice or spices to.
- (nonce word) plural form of spouse
spice - Computer Definition
(Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) A program widely used to simulate the performance of analog electronic systems and mixed mode analog and digital systems. SPICE solves sets of non-linear differential equations in the frequency domain, steady state and time domain and can simulate the behavior of transistor and gate designs. Developed at the University of California at Berkeley in the mid-1970s, there are enhanced versions of SPICE provided by several software companies. PSpice is a version for personal computers such as DOS, Windows and Mac.