spice

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v spice make more interesting or flavorful "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"
    • v spice add herbs or spices to
    • n spice the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
    • n spice any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
    • n spice aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world
    • Spice 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 ?"
    • Spice 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."
    • Spice Species; kind. "The spices of penance ben three.""Abstain you from all evil spice .""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."
    • Spice To fill or impregnate with the odor of spices. "In the spiced Indian air, by night."
    • Spice To render nice or dainty; hence, to render scrupulous. "A spiced conscience."
    • Spice 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A drink used to be made by the Aztecs for the gods which had the ingredients of ground cocoa mixed in with spices and corn
    • n spice Kind; sort; variety; species.
    • n spice Kind of thing; anything of the kind or class before indicated; such sort: used demonstratively or indefinitely.
    • n spice An exemplification of the kind of thing mentioned; specimen; sample; instance; piece.
    • n spice A characteristic touch or taste; a modicum, smack, or flavoring, as of something piquant or exciting to the mind: as, a spice of roguery or of adventure.
    • n spice A substance aromatic or pungent to the taste, or to both taste and smell; a drug; a savory or piquant condiment or eatable; a relish. The word in this sense formerly had a much wider range than at present (def, 6); it is still used in northern England as including sweetmeats, gingerbread, cake, and any kind of dried fruit.
    • n spice Now, specifically One of a class of aromatic vegetable condiments used for the seasoning of food, commonly in a pulverized state, as pepper, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves; collectively, such substances as a class: as, the trade in spices or spice.
    • n spice A piquant odor or odorous substance, especially of vegetable origin; a spicy smell.
    • n spice Figuratively, a piquant concomitant; an engaging accompaniment or incident; an attractive or enjoyable variation.
    • n spice Synonyms Relish, savor, dash.
    • spice To prepare with a condiment or seasoning, especially of something aromatic or piquant; season or temper with a spice or spices: as, highly spiced food; to spice wine.
    • spice To vary or diversify, as speech, with words or matter of a different kind or tenor; interlard; make spicy, piquant, or entertaining; as, to spice one's talk with oaths, quips, or scandal; to spice a sermon with anecdotes.
    • n spice A small stick.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most expensive spice in the world is saffron
    • n Spice spīs an aromatic and pungent vegetable substance used as a condiment and for seasoning food—pepper, cayenne pepper, pimento, nutmeg, mace, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, cassia, &c.: a characteristic touch or taste, smack, flavour: anything that adds piquancy or interest: an aromatic odour
    • v.t Spice to season with spice: to tincture, vary, or diversify
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Quotations

  • George Leonard
    George Leonard
    “Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.”
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter%20Benjamin
    “Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.”
  • Johnny Carson
    Johnny Carson
    “If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George%20Bernard%20Shaw
    “I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.”
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis%20Bacon
    “Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.”
  • William Cowper
    William%20Cowper
    “Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.”

Idioms

Spice of life - The spice of life is something that makes it feel worth living.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. spice, spece, spice, species, OF. espice, espece, F. épice, spice, espèce, species, fr. L. species, particular sort or kind, a species, a sight, appearance, show, LL., spices, drugs, etc., of the same sort, fr. L. specere, to look. See Spy, and cf. Species

Usage

In literature:

For grated bread, some substitute crackers pounded to a powder, and mixed with yolk of egg and spice.
"A Poetical Cook-Book" by Maria J. Moss
On this large stone, by means of the small stone, daily are crushed or ground the spices used in making curry.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
She would be carried over seas, until she could sniff the spice winds of the south.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
The spices may be removed as soon as they have given the flavor desired.
"American Cookery" by Various
Melt the butter and stir into the molasses, add the spices, then the water.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Mix shortening, sugar, lemon rind, eggs and spices, add one cup flour then raisins drained but still hot.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
AND the sabbath being past, Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him.
"The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." by Various
Add spices as desired.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
Add this to the risen sponge, with the beaten eggs and spice.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
The most fragrant spices in the world are there.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Perhaps there is a twofold diet here: the bun for the adult; the highly-spiced, far-gone meat for the grub.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
The spice of adventure her palate craved could be had by corresponding with Van Busch through the man Bough.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
There are some drawbacks to be considered, as well as the floral beauty and spice-laden air.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
There was not a tremor in his voice, nor was there, on the other hand, even a spice of bravado.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
Danger is the spice of life.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
Add wine and spices if you like.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
English and American soups are often heavy and hot with spices.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
They economized their spices which have caused so much comment, too.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
The odor of roasting fat and spices filled the whole room.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
I think mamma puts spice.
"What She Could" by Susan Warner
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In poetry:

In the radiant islands of the East,
Where fragrant spices grow,
A thousand, thousand humming-birds
Go glancing to and fro.
"The Humming-Bird" by Mary Botham Howitt
The leaves roll into cigars, or
it seems our eyes stick together
in sleep. O forest, o brook of
spice, o cool gaze of strangers!
"Ann Arbor Variations" by Frank O Hara
I was really not quite certain,
But it sounded very nice;
It was all that we could think of,
Besides a book said "sugar and spice."
"Grown- Up Talk" by Katherine Mansfield
Christ is arisen! But scarce as when,
On the third day of death and gloom,
Came ever-loving Magdalen
With tears and spices to His tomb.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Through the gold hours dreameth she,
In her warm heart passionately,
Her fair face hung languid-wise:
O, her breath of honey and spice!
"Shamrock Song" by Katharine Tynan
Yet in her loneliness how fair!
There is a sadness in the air
Sweeter than all the chords of joy;
A fragrance, as of spices borne
Unto the tomb of one we mourn,
And can no more annoy.
"Celestial Heights" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Cinnamon and Spice and Some Things Dark Chocolate .
Supercomputing center connected to lab in W.Va. By Byron Spice, Science Editor, Post-Gazette.
Old Spice vs Taco Bell.
The brightly colored packets of Spice and K2 have all-ages appeal.
The Spice Girls reunited to perform "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life.
Northridge might be sold to Penzeys Spices.
Kentucky spice, erupting felt, and dyed uniforms.
The mixing of sugar and spice has struck a chord, particularly with younger, female drinkers , say some New York bartenders.
Spice is right in Federal Way.
Eating House & Pubbelly create first Miami Spice pop-up menu.
Miami Spice pop-up menu at Pubbelly.
Eggnog With Apple and Spice.
Spiced Eggnog Cake with Eggnog Frosting.
Eggnog With Apple and Spice.
Spice cake mix 1 (8 oz.
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In science:

We can think of the Hawking evaporation phase as consisting of two parts: determination of the particle species and assigning energy to the decay products. A particle spices is selected randomly with a probability determined by its number of degrees of freedom and the ratios of emissivities.
Comparison of Black Hole Generators for the LHC
The probability of a particular spices of particle is again given by its number of degrees of freedom.
Comparison of Black Hole Generators for the LHC
This dependence is seen in Fig. 6 and is roughly 0.3%/◦C, around room temperature, and completely matches expectation from SPICE simulation.
The PRO1 ASIC for Fast Wilkinson Encoding
Almost all of the electrical engineers, or electricians as they were called at the time, considered themselves as “practical men”, which effectively meant tha t most of them had a working knowledge of the electromagnetic phenomena spiced up with bits of electrical theory, to wit, Ohm’s law and the Joule effect.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
We confirmed that the readout ASIC satisfies the requirements to the readout speed and noise level by the SPICE simulation.
Development of Readout ASIC for FPCCD Vertex Detector
The internal signals after the pre-amplifier and before ADCs can be checked by using the monitor output prepared at those position, and they were observed as expected by the SPICE simulation.
Development of Readout ASIC for FPCCD Vertex Detector
We have developed a SPICE-like model of each prototype and of the readout electronics in order to clarify the possible effect of the non-optimal shaping time on the linearity of the equation 2.1, studying the response of the detector to a simulated current pulse injected at different points along the strip length.
First investigation of a novel 2D position-sensitive semiconductor detector concept
Candelori (INFN, Padova) for the clarifications concerning the SPICE model of ref.; Gianluigi Casse (University of Liverpool) for the bonding of the sensors and boards and Marko Dragicevic (HEPHY, Vienna) for contributing to the design of the mask of the sensors.
First investigation of a novel 2D position-sensitive semiconductor detector concept
We have learned from Stephen DeBacker that the stability of these L-packets for all regular semisimple elements follows from the recent character formulas of Adler-Spice, under the assumption that the residual characteristic is sufficiently large.
Simple wild L-packets
We have learned from Stephen DeBacker that one can use the results of Adler-Spice [AdSp09] to prove the stability of SΘΠ under the assumption that the residue field kF has sufficiently large characteristic.
Simple wild L-packets
Spice, Supercuspidal characters of reductive p-adic groups, Amer. J.
Simple wild L-packets
The text retains the layout of lecture notes that have been spiced up with comments and references to related sub jects.
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
Si-based MOSFETs. Several researches have been done to estimate the performance of CNTFET at a single device level in the presence of process related non-idealities and imperfections at the 32 nm technology node using compact CNFET SPICE model .
Design and modelling of different SRAM's based on CNTFET 32nm technology
Results of a SPICE simulation are shown in Figure 3.21.
sPHENIX: An Upgrade Concept from the PHENIX Collaboration
Later, Spice calculated the supercuspidal characters of SL(ℓ, F ), ℓ an odd prime (see ), for ℓ 6= p and together with Adler, they computed a large class of supercuspidal characters for very general connected reductive groups (see ).
Characters of some simple supercuspidal representations on split tori
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