verb (used with object), spiced, spic·ing.
Origin of spice
Synonyms for spice
Related Words for spiceseasoning, salt, zap, zip, tang, guts, pep, gusto, aroma, excitement, savor, kick, fragrance, piquancy, scent, relish, color, pungency
Examples from the Web for spice
Contemporary Examples of spice
You spice it with blues and skiffle music, and pickle it in alcohol and tobacco smoke.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker
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Spanish oak, which has an open grain and high levels of tannin, gives you dried fruit, spice, and even chocolate flavors.How Much Do Whisky Casks Really Affect Taste?
December 10, 2014
A recent study by German scientists focused on a compound in the spice that may play a role in brain repair.Fish Oil, Turmeric, and Ginseng, Oh My! Are ‘Brain Foods’ B.S.?
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October 10, 2014
By the time they hung up their Union Jack dresses in 2000, the Spice Girls had sold over 55 million records worldwide.What The Hell is Posh Spice Doing At The UN?
September 29, 2014
The very mention of his part in Spice World causes the Brit to erupt in a violent fit of laughter.Dominic West Talks ‘The Wire’ Movie, Prince Harry, and Why He’s Opposed to Scottish Independence
September 16, 2014
Historical Examples of spice
Take the liquor from the fire, and strain out the spice from it.
Vinegar and spice for pickles should be boiled but a few minutes.
Put them into stone jars, and prepare the spice and vinegar.
If you do not like onions, substitute for them a larger quantity of spice.
Spice may be ground in a mill kept, exclusively for that purpose.
- 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.