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spice

  

      n  
1   
a    any of a variety of aromatic vegetable substances, such as ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, used as flavourings  
b    these substances collectively  
2    something that represents or introduces zest, charm, or gusto  
3    Rare   a small amount  
4      (Yorkshire)  
dialect   confectionery  
      vb   tr  
5    to prepare or flavour (food) with spices  
6    to introduce charm or zest into  
     (C13: from Old French espice, from Late Latin species (pl) spices, from Latin species (sing.) kind; also associated with Late Latin spicea (unattested) fragrant herb, from Latin spiceus having spikes of foliage; see spica)  
  spicer      n  


Spice Islands  
      pl n      the former name of the       Moluccas  
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spice

  

      n  
1    relish, savour, seasoning  
2    colour, excitement, gusto, kick     (informal)   pep, piquancy, tang, zap     (slang)   zest, zing     (informal)   zip     (informal)  
    food  

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