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Spice Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
  • any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
  • aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative
  • make more interesting or flavorful; "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"
  • add herbs or spices to

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative ,
  • any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food ,
  • the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored

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Spice Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Spice is an ingredient that adds flavor to food. It is usually used to enrich or alter the quality of something. Spices can be used to give food an interesting and exciting taste.

Examples of a spice would be cinnamon, fenugreek and nutmeg.

Spices can also be used to hide or cover up bad tastes in the food, because it is rotten or affected by fungi, e.g. marzipan.

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'Spice' example sentence in quotations


* I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. - George Bernard Shaw

* Oregano is the spice of life. - Henry J. Tillman


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Spice Sample Sentences in News


  • Just What Is In Pumpkin Spice Flavor? (Hint: Not Pumpkin)
    Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the season, but does anyone think there's real pumpkin in the "science goo" in our lattes? Turns out flavor companies have come up with a simple chemical recipe for it. Read more on this news related to 'Spice'
  • Spice Things Up A Bit At Mealtime For Better Health And Memory
    Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the old proverb claims that variety is the spice of life, a pair of recently-published studies offers a different take on things by indicating that spices can actually enhance your life in a variety of ways – specifically, by boosting the memory of those at risk of cognitive impairment and by reducing he Read more on this news related to 'Spice'
  • Spirits: Nutmeg, unlike ‘pumpkin spice,’ gives cocktails a subtle taste of fall
    Nutmeg pairs with spirits for something that evokes the season with sophistication. Read more on this news related to 'Spice'

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