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spice

noun uk   /spaɪs/ us  

spice noun (FOOD)

B1 [C or U] a substance made from a plant, used to give a special flavour to food: Cinnamon, ginger, and cloves are all spices. Spices are widely used in South Asian cooking.
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spice noun (INTEREST)

C2 [S or U] something that makes something else more exciting and interesting: A scandal or two adds a little spice to office life.

spice

verb [T] uk   /spaɪs/ us  
to use spice to add flavour to food or drink: coffee spiced with cinnamon a highly spiced curry
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Translations of “spice”
in Korean 양념, 향신료…
in Arabic بَهار…
in French épice, piquant…
in Turkish baharat, bahar, çeşni…
in Italian spezia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, (調味)香料…
in Russian специя, пряность, острота…
in Polish przyprawa, urozmaicenie…
in Spanish especia, sal, salsa…
in Portuguese condimento…
in German das Gewürz, die Würze…
in Catalan espècia…
in Japanese スパイス, 香辛料…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, (调味)香料…
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