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spice

noun

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1 a sweet or pleasant smell
  • a cologne for men that captures all of the spice of the sea

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2 something (as a spice or herb) that adds an agreeable or interesting taste to food
  • Europe in Columbus's time imported rare and valuable spices from the Indies

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3 the quality or state of being stimulating to the mind or senses
  • a new hobby will add spice to your life

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spice

verb

Synonyms of spice (Entry 2 of 2)

to make more pleasant to the taste by adding something intensely flavored
  • spice the stew with more pepper

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The first known use of spice was in the 13th century

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“Spice.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spice. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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