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Definition of "spicery" []

  • Spices considered as a group. (noun)
  • The aromatic or pungent quality of spices. (noun)
  • Archaic A place where spices are stored. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spicery" in a sentence
  • "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."