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SPICE, noun

1. A vegetable production, fragrant or aromatic to the smell and pungent to the taste; used in sauces and in cookery.

2. A small quantity; something that enriches or alters the quality of a thing in a small degree, as spice alters the taste of a thing.

3. A sample.

SPICE, verb transitive

1. To season with spice; to mix aromatic substances with; as, to spice wine.

2. To tincture; as the spiced Indian air.

3. To render nice; to season with scruples.