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as in scent
a sweet or pleasant smell a cologne for men that captures all of the spice of the sea

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as in flavor
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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verb

as in to flavor
to make more pleasant to the taste by adding something intensely flavored spice the stew with more pepper

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“Spice.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spice. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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