spicerie

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French espicerie; equivalent to spicer +‎ -ie or spice +‎ -erie.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spiːˈsɛːriː(ə)/, /ˈspiːsəriː(ə)/

Noun[edit]

spicerie (plural spiceries)

  1. A spice or spices; ground substances used as flavouring:
    1. Spices used for their scents, aromas, or smells.
    2. Spices used for their (purported) medical effects.
    3. Spices used for the embalmment dead bodies.
    4. Spices considered as a trade good.
  2. A branch of a wealthy estate ensuring the provision or victualling of food.
  3. A delicious or tasty food or meal.

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