spezie

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin plural speciēs (goods, ware), from Classical Latin singular speciēs (kind, quality, type). Doublet of specie.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈspɛt.tsje/
  • Hyphenation: spè‧zie

Noun[edit]

spezie f pl (plural only)

  1. spices
    Synonyms: droghe

Usage notes[edit]

  • In common informal contexts, a singular form spezia (spice) is used as well.
    La curcuma è una spezia molto impiegata nella cucina indiana.
    Turmeric is a widely used spice in Indian cuisine.

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