spicy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj spicy suggestive of sexual impropriety "a blue movie","blue jokes","he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details","a juicy scandal","a naughty wink","naughty words","racy anecdotes","a risque story","spicy gossip"
    • adj spicy producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves "hot salsa","jalapeno peppers are very hot"
    • adj spicy having an agreeably pungent taste
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Buffalo wings, got their name because the spicy chicken wings originated in Buffalo, New York
    • Spicy Fig.: Piquant; racy; as, a spicy debate.
    • Spicy Flavored with, or containing, spice or spices; fragrant; aromatic; as, spicy breezes. "The spicy nut-brown ale.""Led by new stars, and borne by spicy gales."
    • Spicy Producing, or abounding with, spices. "In hot Ceylon spicy forests grew."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Birds are largely unaffected by spicy things, like chilies, as they not sensitive to capsaicin, the hot stuff in chilies.
    • spicy Producing spice; abounding with spices.
    • spicy Having the qualities of spice; flavored with spice; fragrant; aromatic: as, spicy plants.
    • spicy Highly flavored; pungent; keen; pointed; racy: as, a spicy letter or debate.
    • spicy Stylish; showy; smart in appearance: as, a spicy garment; to look spicy.
    • spicy Synonyms Racy, Spicy. See racy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The color of a chile is no indication of its spiciness, but size usually is the smaller the pepper, the hotter it is.
    • adj Spicy spī′si producing or abounding with spices: fragrant: pungent: piquant, pointed, racy: showy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Spice

Usage

In literature:

The air was sweet with the cool, spicy breath of spruces.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
See that you are spicy; we expect spice on this paper.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
The spicy garlic smells are wafted on the night air.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
But she was by no means without some spicy little faults of her own.
"Stories of Many Lands" by Grace Greenwood
They were nice folks; but they had spicy tempers, some of them.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Does it deal with "spicy breezes," and "pleasing prospects?
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
The sun shone warmly from a blue sky, and there was a balmy spiciness to the southern wind.
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
The air was crystalline and cool, yet soft, and full of a mysterious, spicy fragrance.
"Master of the Vineyard" by Myrtle Reed
The air came cool and spicy from the wood depths to steal the smart from her hot face.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
They raise red roses; they bring forth spicy June roses.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
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In poetry:

Alone in the night
On a dark hill
With pines around me
Spicy and still,
"Stars" by Sara Teasdale
Spicy sweet-briar bush,
The uneasy wren
Fluttering from ash to birch
And back again.
"Fox's Dingle" by Robert Graves
I seem to see their Spirits stand,
Molded of moonlight, faint of form and face,
Now reaching high a chilly hand
To pluck some walnut from its spicy place:
"Under The Hunter’s Moon" by Madison Julius Cawein
Oh! must I leave those spicy gales,
Those purple hills and those flowery vales?
Where the earth is strewed with pansy and rose,
And the golden fruit of the orange grows!
"The Banished Spirit's Song" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
When Zephyr on his drooping wings
Soft sighs and spicy fragrance brings,
How sweet to wander on the lawns
Wrapped in the soft green grass of spring
And dewy splendors of the dawns.
"Ode--Spring: Paraphrased From Anacreon" by Maurice Thompson
It was a little budding rose,
Round like a fairy globe,
And shyly did its leaves unclose
Hid in their mossy robe,
But sweet was the slight and spicy smell
It breathed from its heart invisible.
"A Little Budding Rose" by Emily Jane Bronte

In news:

Cookin' With Cathy: Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw .
Tart stalks cook up into a sweet, spicy chutney.
Spicy Morsels From the Subcontinent.
We love the crackly crunch of the sugary crust that gives way to a fragrant, spicy center that's just a tiny bit chewy.
And every year, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are punctuated by the festive drink and the spicy cake.
Warm up to a hot cup of spicy enchilada soup.
Cold weather is upon us and there isn't a much better way to warm up after being out in the chilly, sometimes harsh, winds of the Tygart Valley than with a creamy, spicy Mexican soup.
Chef Marianne Copelan says the chocolaty spicy nut flavor is an easy family favorite, simple enough to whip up in a jiffy.
Lightly spicy haddock gets served with two sauces: a creamy onion fonduta and a zingy herb yogurt.
The first is lunch from the Spicy Pickle.
) with Beerita's and Spicy Chicken Roll Ups.
Spicy Sesame Noodle Bowl Recipe.
If you’re a fan of Indian fare, Tandoor in Arlington is a spicy, aromatic adventure.
Cajun Fried Catfish with Spicy Coleslaw and Jalapeno Tartar Sauce .
Only order #18 on the Korean menu (jamppong, spicy seafood soup) at University Teriyaki if you're with someone you love—or better yet, if you're by yourself.
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In science:

Since you are a returning patron, what do you recommend?’ ‘Well, since you like spicy dishes, you may enjoy the chili chicken curry.’ A mutually reinforcing dynamic ensues.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Moreover the generation of 1/m factors from our splitting procedure is due only to a single spicy of fermions, i.e. re-arrangement of Green’s functions of right movers for the above R-diagrams (left movers for the corresponding L-diagrams).
Tails of the dynamical structure factor of 1D spinless fermions beyond the Tomonaga approximation
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