Spice Definition

spīs
spiced, spices, spicing
noun
spices
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.
Webster's New World
Such substances collectively or as a material.
Webster's New World
A spicy fragrance or aroma.
Webster's New World
That which adds zest, piquancy, or interest.
Webster's New World
A small bit; trace.
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verb
spiced, spices, spicing
To season or flavor with spice.
Webster's New World
To add zest, piquancy, or interest to.
Webster's New World
Spice is defined as to add seasoning or flavor.
An example of spice is grinding pepper over an egg dish.
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Synonyms:
spice-upzest

Other Word Forms of Spice

Noun

Singular:
spice
Plural:
spices

Origin of Spice

  • From Old French espice (modern épice), from Late Latin (plural) species (“spices, goods, wares"), from Latin (singular) spÄ•ciÄ“s (“kind, sort").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French espice from Late Latin speciēs wares, spices from Latin kind species

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Formed by analogy with mice as the plural of mouse by Robert A. Heinlein in Time Enough for Love.

    From Wiktionary

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