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Condiment vs. Spice

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Condimentnoun

Something used to enhance the flavor of food; for example, salt or pepper.

Spicenoun

Aromatic or pungent plant matter (usually dried) used to season or flavour food.

Condimentverb

(transitive) To season with condiments.

Spicenoun

Appeal, interest; an attribute that makes something appealing, interesting, or engaging.

Condimentverb

(transitive) To pickle.

Spicenoun

(uncountable) A synthetic cannabinoid drug.

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Condimentnoun

Something used to give relish to food, and to gratify the taste; a pungment and appetizing substance, as pepper or mustard; seasoning.

‘As for radish and the like, they are for condiments, and not for nourishment.’;

Spicenoun

Sweets, candy.

Condimentnoun

a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment;

‘mustard and ketchup are condiments’;

Spicenoun

(obsolete) Species; kind.

Condiment

A condiment is a spice, sauce, or preparation that is added to food, after cooking, to impart a specific flavor, to enhance the flavor, or to complement the dish. A table condiment or table sauce is more specifically a condiment that is served separately from the food and is added to taste by the diner.

Spicenoun

A characteristic touch or taste; smack; flavour.

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Spicenoun

An aromatic odour.

Spicenoun

(nonce) lang=en

Spiceverb

(transitive) To add spice or spices to; season.

Spiceverb

(transitive) To spice up.

Spicenoun

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.’;

Spicenoun

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?’;

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Spicenoun

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.’;

Spiceverb

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 breadWith flowery poisons.’;

Spiceverb

To fill or impregnate with the odor of spices.

‘In the spiced Indian air, by night.’;

Spiceverb

To render nice or dainty; hence, to render scrupulous.

Spicenoun

aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative

Spicenoun

any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food

Spicenoun

the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored

Spiceverb

make more interesting or flavorful;

‘Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer’;

Spiceverb

add herbs or spices to

Spicenoun

an aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavour food, e.g. cloves, pepper, or cumin

‘the cake is packed with spices’; ‘sift together flour, baking powder, and mixed spice’;

Spicenoun

an element providing interest and excitement

‘healthy rivalry adds spice to the game’;

Spicenoun

a russet or ginger colour.

Spicenoun

sweets; confectionery.

Spicenoun

a type of synthetic cannabis

‘he was smoking spice to cope with his anxiety’;

Spiceverb

flavour with spice

‘turbot with a spiced sauce’;

Spiceverb

make more interesting or exciting

‘she was probably adding details to spice up the story’;

Spice

A spice is a seed, fruit, root, bark, or other plant substance primarily used for flavoring or coloring food. Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are the leaves, flowers, or stems of plants used for flavoring or as a garnish.

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