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.