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Definition 1: the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for spice in the sense of this definition

(spice is a kind of ...) a property appreciated via the sense of taste

(... is a kind of spice ) a strong odor or taste property

"the pungency of mustard" "the sulfurous bite of garlic" "the sharpness of strange spices" "the raciness of the wine"

(... is a kind of spice ) a tart spicy quality

(... is a kind of spice ) a hot spiciness

Definition 2: any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food - [noun denoting food]

(spice is a kind of ...) something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts

(... is a kind of spice ) hard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice when grated or ground

(... is a kind of spice ) spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed

(... is a kind of spice ) dried ground gingerroot

(... is a kind of spice ) fennel seeds are ground and used as a spice or as an ingredient of a spice mixture

(... is a kind of spice ) spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground

(... is a kind of spice ) spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground

(... is a kind of spice ) ground dried berrylike fruit of a West Indian allspice tree; suggesting combined flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg and cloves

(... is a kind of spice ) Chinese seasoning made by grinding star anise and fennel and pepper and cloves and cinnamon

(... is a kind of spice ) anise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Asian cooking and medicine

Definition 3: aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative - [noun denoting substance]

(spice is a kind of ...) a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition

(... is a kind of spice ) (Old Testament) one of several sweet-smelling spices used in incense

Definition 4: make more interesting or flavorful - [verb of change]

Samples where spice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer

Synonyms for spice in the sense of this definition

(spice is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of spice ) add zest or liveliness to

"She salts her lectures with jokes"

Definition 5: add herbs or spices to - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for spice in the sense of this definition

(spice is a kind of ...) lend flavor to

"Season the chicken breast after roasting it"

(... is a kind of spice ) add ginger to in order to add flavor

"ginger the soup"

(... is a kind of spice ) add pepper to

"pepper the soup"

(spice belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

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