1. One who seasons with spice.
2. One who deals in spice. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.
(Spi"cer*y) n. [OF. espicerie, F. épicerie.]
1. Spices, in general. Chaucer.
2. A repository of spices. Addison.
(Spice"wood`) n. (Bot.) An American shrub the bark of which has a spicy taste and odor;
called also Benjamin, wild allspice, and fever bush.
(Spi*cif"er*ous) a. [L. spicifer bearing spikes, or ears; spica ear + ferre to bear.] Bearing
ears, or spikes; spicate. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Spi"ci*form) a. [L. spica a spike, ear + -form.] (Bot.) Spike-shaped. Gray.
(Spi"ci*ly), adv. In a spicy manner.
(Spi"ci*ness), n. The quality or state of being spicy.
Spick and span, quite new; that is, as new as a spike or nail just made and a chip just split; brand-
new; as, a spick and span novelty. See Span-new. Howell.
(Spick) n. [Cf. Sw. spik. See Spike a nail.] A spike or nail. [Prov. Eng.]
(Spick"nel) n. [Contr. from spike nail a large, long nail; so called in allusion to the shape of
its capillary leaves.] (Bot.) An umbelliferous herb (Meum Athamanticum) having finely divided leaves,
common in Europe; called also baldmoney, mew, and bearwort. [Written also spignel.]
(Spi*cose") a. [L. spica a spike, or ear.] (Bot.) Having spikes, or ears, like corn spikes.