HyperDic: spice

English > 5 senses of the word spice:
NOUNsubstancespicearomatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative
foodspiceany of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
attributespice, spiciness, spicerythe property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
VERBchangespice, spice upmake more interesting or flavorful
perceptionspice, zest, spice upadd herbs or spices / spices to
spice > pronunciation
Soundsspay's
Rhymesadvice ... vise: 29 rhymes with ays...
English > spice: 5 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaningaromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative.
Narrowerstacte(Old Testament) one of several sweet-smelling spices / spices used in incense
BroaderpreservativeA chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition
Spanishespecia
Catalanespècia
Verbsspiceadd herbs or spices / spices to
English > spice: 5 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningAny of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food.
NarrowerChinese anise, star anise, star aniseedanise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Asian cooking and medicine
allspiceGround dried berrylike fruit of a West Indian allspice tree
cinnamonspice / spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree
clovespice / spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree
fennelfennel seeds are ground and used as a spice or as an ingredient of a spice mixture
five spice powderChinese seasoning made by grinding star anise and fennel and pepper and cloves and cinnamon
ginger, powdered gingerdried ground gingerroot
macespice / spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
nutmegHard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice / spice when grated or ground
Broaderflavorer, flavourer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoningSomething added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
Spanishcondimento, especia
Catalanespècia
Verbsspiceadd herbs or spices / spices to
English > spice: 5 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored.
Synonymsspiciness, spicery
Narrowerhotness, pepperinessA hot spiciness
nip, piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zestA tart spicy quality
pungency, bite, sharpness, racinessA strong odor or taste property
Broadertaste propertyA property appreciated via the sense of taste
Spanishpicante
Catalanpicantor
Verbsspiceadd herbs or spices / spices to
English > spice: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake more interesting or flavorful.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"
Synonymspice up
Narrowersaltadd zest or liveliness to
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Nounsspicerythe property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
English > spice: 5 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningadd herbs or spices / spices to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymszest, spice up
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Narrowergingeradd ginger / ginger to in order to add flavor
pepperadd pepper to
Broaderseason, flavor, flavourlend flavor to
Spanishaderezar, aliñar, condimentar, especiar, sazonar
Catalanespeciar
Nounsspice, spicerythe property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
spiceany of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
spicearomatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative

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