spice

Part of speech: verb

To season with spice; add zest to.

Part of speech: noun

An aromatic vegetable substance, used to flavor food and beverages.

Part of speech: noun

That which gives zest or adds interest.

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Usage examples "spice":

  1. Put in the sugar and spice, and the grated peel and juice of the oranges. - "Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats", Miss Leslie.
  2. Add, by degrees, the liquor and spice. - "Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats", Miss Leslie.
  3. I suppose Mrs. Coles felt herself somehow out in the cold, for it was certainly with a little spice of irritation that she opened her lips the next time she spoke. - "The Gold of Chickaree", Susan Warner.