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noun, plural spic·er·ies for 3.
  1. spice.
  2. spicy flavor or fragrance.
  3. Archaic. a storeroom or place for spices.
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Origin of spicery

1250–1300; Middle English spicerie < Old French espicerie. See spice, -ery
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Historical Examples of spicery

  • They broke open warehouses in the Spicery, the Cutlery and elsewhere.

    Oxford and its Story

    Cecil Headlam

  • And herewithal there was such a savour as all the spicery of the world had been there.

  • All that country grows good ginger; and therefore merchants go thither for spicery.

  • One letter speaks of six ships coming out of France "with wyn and spicery full laden."

  • The appearance of the forests and the land “argued drugs and spicery,” “and other riches of golde.”

    The Lily and the Totem

    William Gilmore Simms

British Dictionary definitions for spicery


noun plural -eries
  1. spices collectively
  2. the piquant or fragrant quality associated with spices
  3. obsolete a place to store spices
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