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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spice /ˈspaɪs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spice n.
 1. Species; kind. [Obs.]
    The spices of penance ben three.   --Chaucer.
    Abstain you from all evil spice.   --Wyclif (1. Thess,v. 22).
    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.   --Sir T. Elyot.
 2. A vegetable production of many kinds, fragrant or aromatic and pungent to the taste, as pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, ginger, cloves, etc., which are used in cookery and to flavor sauces, pickles, etc.
    Hast thou aught in thy purse [bag] any hot spices?   --Piers Plowman.
 3. Figuratively, that which enriches or alters the quality of a thing in a small degree, as spice alters the taste of food; that which gives zest or pungency; a slight flavoring; a relish; hence, a small quantity or admixture; a sprinkling; as, a spice of mischief.
    So much of the will, with a spice of the willful.   --Coleridge.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spiced p. p. & vb. n. Spicing ]
 1. To season with spice, or as with spice; to mix aromatic or pungent substances with; to flavor; to season; as, to spice wine; to spice one's words with wit.
 She 'll receive thee, but will spice thy bread
 With flowery poisons.   --Chapman.
 2. To fill or impregnate with the odor of spices.
    In the spiced Indian air, by night.   --Shak.
 3. To render nice or dainty; hence, to render scrupulous. [Obs.] “A spiced conscience.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a
      2: any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances
         used for flavoring food
      3: the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly
         flavored [syn: spiciness, spicery]
      v 1: make more interesting or flavorful; "Spice up the evening by
           inviting a belly dancer" [syn: spice up]
      2: add herbs or spices to [syn: zest, spice up]