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Etymology 1

From Old French espice (modern épice), from Late Latin (plural) species (spices, goods, wares), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] (singular) spĕciēs (kind, sort).

Noun

Singular
spice

Plural
s

spice (s)
  1. (uncountable) Plant matter (usually dried) used to season or flavour food.
  2. (countable) Any variety of spice.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Sweets, candy.
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Verb

Infinitive
to spice

Third person singular
spic

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to spice (third-person singular simple present spic, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To add spice or spices to.
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Etymology 2

Formed by analogy with mice as the plural of mouse by Robert A. Heinlein in Time Enough for Love.

Noun

spice

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Plural form of spouse.

References

  • "spice" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

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