spicery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spicery the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spicery A repository of spices.
    • Spicery Spices, in general.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spicery Spices collectively.
    • n spicery A spicy substance; something used as a spice.
    • n spicery A repository of spices; a grocery or buttery; a store of kitchen supplies in general.
    • n spicery A spicy quality or effect; an aromatic effluence; spiciness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spicery spices in general: a repository of spices: spiciness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. espicerie, F. épicerie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. espice (Fr. épice)—Late L. species, kinds of goods, spices—L. species, a particular kind, &c.

Usage

In literature:

And herewithal there was such a savour as all the spicery of the world had been there.
"Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)" by Thomas Malory
The pine forests exhaled the fresher spicery.
"Selected Stories" by Bret Harte
It was not a spicery such as Europe depended upon, but still certain things seemed valuable!
"1492" by Mary Johnston
In this way Persia is furnished with spiceries, which are brought all the way from Masulipatam by land.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
To the south of it lay Spicery and Vintnery, the quarter of the richer burgesses.
"History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)" by John Richard Green
No scent-bag was ever stuffed with such rare spicery.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
In this, there are many spiceries, and great mines of gold and other metals.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
To that land go the merchants for spicery.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
On Queda's fields the genial rays inspire The richest gust of spicery's fragrant fire.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
For he is gone to town, to bring a whole magazine of spiceries; his coat-pockets are wide.
"The Campaner Thal and Other Writings" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
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In poetry:

Thou shouldst have known, in amarathine isles,
The sunsets hued like fire of frankincense,
And noontides fraught with far-borne redolence,
The mingled spicery of purple miles.
"Exotique" by Clark Ashton Smith