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Etymology 1Edit

From Old French espice (modern épice), an old borrowing from Late Latin speciēs (spice(s), good(s), ware(s)), from Latin speciēs (kind, sort). Doublet of species.

NounEdit

spice (countable and uncountable, plural spices)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Plant matter (usually dried) used to season or flavour food.
  2. (figuratively, uncountable) Appeal, interest; an attribute that makes something appealing, interesting, or engaging.
  3. (uncountable) A synthetic cannabinoid drug.
  4. (uncountable, Yorkshire) Sweets, candy.
  5. (obsolete) Species; kind.
    • Wyclif Bible, 1 Thessalonians v. 22
      Abstain you from all evil spice.
    • Sir T. Elyot
      Justice, although it be but one entire virtue, yet is described in two kinds of spices. The one is named justice distributive, the other is called commutative.
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VerbEdit

spice (third-person singular simple present spices, present participle spicing, simple past and past participle spiced)

  1. (transitive) To add spice or spices to.
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Etymology 2Edit

Formed by analogy with lice and mice as the plurals of louse and mouse by Robert A. Heinlein in Time Enough for Love.

NounEdit

spice

  1. (nonce word) plural of spouse

ReferencesEdit

  • spice” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈspʲit͡sɛ/, [ˈspʲit͡sə]

AdjectiveEdit

spice

  1. inflection of spicy:
    1. nominative and accusative singular neuter
    2. nominative and accusative plural

ParticipleEdit

spice

  1. inflection of spicy:
    1. nominative and accusative singular neuter
    2. nominative and accusative plural