verb (used with object), spiced, spic·ing.
Origin of spice
Synonyms for spice
Examples from the Web for respice
Historical Examples of respice
Truly she did; but respice finem, or rather, we may say, we have lived to see the end.Tradition
John Francis Arundell
Respice finem, the old monks used to say in their meditations on life.How to be Happy Though Married
E. J. Hardy.
But if success be indeed the only criterion of prudence, Respice finem,—wait till the end!
O anima Christiana, respice vulnera patientis, sanguinem morientis, pretium redemptionis.The Cloister and the Hearth
Respice et plange: first, 'Look and lament' or mourn; which is indeed the most kindly and natural effect of such a spectacle.
- any of a variety of aromatic vegetable substances, such as ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, used as flavourings
- these substances collectively
Word Origin for spice
early 13c., from Old French espice, from Late Latin species (plural) "spices, goods, wares," from Latin "kind, sort" (see species). Early druggists recognized four "types" of spices: saffron, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg. Figurative sense of "slight touch or trace of something" is recorded from 1530s. Spice-cake first attested 1520s.
"to season with spices," early 14c. (implied in spiced), from spice (n.).
see variety is the spice of life.