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spice

noun
 
 
/spaɪs/
FOOD [C, U] B1 a substance made from a plant, which is used to give a special taste to food: herbs and spices Herbs and spices
EXCITEMENT [U] something that makes something else more exciting: A scandal or two adds a little spice to office life.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
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…
(Definition of spice noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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