American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Spices considered as a group.
- n. The aromatic or pungent quality of spices.
- n. Archaic A place where spices are stored.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Spices collectively.
- n. A spicy substance; something used as a spice.
- n. A repository of spices; a grocery or buttery; a store of kitchen supplies in general.
- n. A spicy quality or effect; an aromatic effluence; spiciness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Spices, in general.
- n. A repository of spices.
- n. the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
- spice + -ery (Wiktionary)
“Take a Saracen, young and fat; In haste let the thief be slain, Opened, and his skin off flayn; And sodden full hastily, With powder and with spicery, And with saffron of good colour.”
“Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.”
“There are delightful libraries, more aromatic than stores of spicery; there are luxuriant parks of all manner of volumes; there are Academic meads shaken by the tramp of scholars; there are lounges of Athens; walks of the Peripatetics; peaks of Parnassus; and porches of the Stoics.”
“And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.”
“And on that other part, in the Isle of Cathay, men find all manner thing that is need to man — cloths of gold, of silk, of spicery and all manner avoirdupois.”
“By all that country groweth good ginger, and therefore thither go the merchants for spicery.”
“There grow all manner of spicery, more plenteously than in any other country, as of ginger, cloves-gilofre, canell, seedwall, nutmegs and maces.”
“And then they kneeled down and made their devotions, and there was such a savour as all the spicery in the world had been there.”
“And herewithal there was such a savour as all the spicery of the world had been there.”
“Panurge, in the veritable interpretation and expounding of recent prophecies as a sow in the matter of spicery.”
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