bespice

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

be- +‎ spice

Verb[edit]

bespice (third-person singular simple present bespices, present participle bespicing, simple past and past participle bespiced)

  1. (transitive) To season with spice, or with some spicy drug.
    • c. 1610–1611, Shakespeare, William, The Winter's Tale, act 1, scene 2, lines 312–318:
      Ay, and thou, / His cupbearer [] / mightst bespice a cup / To give mine enemy a lasting wink; / Which draught to me were cordial.