Spice

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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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* 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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