spice [-s, -'s] n

Fr. epice; It. spezie; Sp. especia.

  1. Secretion; fragrant oil; nectar from the petal of a flower to attract insects and birds; aromatic substance; flavor.
  2. Piquant object; thing of interest; [fig.] flower.
  3. Something that entices; article providing zest.
  4. Fragrant vegetable production.
  5. [Fig.] Poignant feelings.1546 Some spice's mutiny

spice v

see spice, n.

  1. Make enticing.