any of a class of pungent or aromatic substances of vegetable origin, as pepper, cinnamon, or cloves, used as seasoning, preservatives, etc.
such substances collectively or as material:
Cookies without spice can be tasteless.
a spicy or aromatic odor or fragrance.
something that gives zest:
a spice of humor in his solemnity.
a piquant, interesting element or quality; zest; piquancy:
The anecdotes lent spice to her talk.
Archaic. a small quantity of something; trace; bit.
verb (used with object), spiced, spicing.
to prepare or season with a spice or spices.
to give zest, piquancy, or interest to by something added.
any of a variety of aromatic vegetable substances, such as ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, used as flavourings
these substances collectively
something that represents or introduces zest, charm, or gusto
(rare) a small amount
(Yorkshire, dialect) confectionery
to prepare or flavour (food) with spices
to introduce charm or zest into
see: variety is the spice of life
noun (pl) -ries 1. a myrtaceous tree, Eugenia rhombea, of the Caribbean and Florida, with orange or black edible fruits 2. the fruit of this tree 3. any of various other aromatic plants or shrubs having spicy edible berries, such as wintergreen
noun 1. Also called spice-wood. a yellow-flowered, North American shrub, Lindera benzoin, of the laurel family, whose bark and leaves have a spicy odor. 2. a North American shrub, Calycanthus occidentalis, having oblong leaves and fragrant, light-brown flowers. noun 1. a North American lauraceous shrub, Lindera benzoin, having yellow flowers and aromatic leaves and bark
noun 1. a swallowtail butterfly, Papilio troilus, having a dark body with yellow spots on the forewings and greenish hind wings.
- Spice lisp
language A flavour of Lisp, the sources of which (in Lisp) are available from CMU. (1998-03-14)