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spicenoun [C/U]

 us   /spɑɪs/
a ​flavoring for ​food made from ​part of a ​plant, such as ​itsfruit, ​seeds, or ​root, usually ​dried and often made into a ​powder: [C] Cinnamon, ​ginger, and ​cloves are all spices. [U] This ​curryneeds a little more spice.
Spice can also ​meanexcitement or ​interest: [U] "Variety is the spice of ​life" is a ​commonexpression.
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spicenoun

uk   /spaɪs/  us   /spaɪs/
  • spice noun (FOOD)

B1 [C or U] a ​substance made from a ​plant, used to give a ​specialflavour to ​food: Cinnamon, ​ginger, and ​cloves are all spices. Spices are ​widely used in ​SouthAsiancooking.

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spiceverb [T]

uk   /spaɪs/  us   /spaɪs/
(Definition of spice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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