- In the royal household, the spicery took in a great many items. Wax, napery, cloth, canvas and spices were all acquired through the great wardrobe. These goods were then distributed to the appropriate officers.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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Spicery — Spi cer*y, n. [OF. espicerie, F. [ e]picerie.] 1. Spices, in general. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A repository of spices. Addison. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
spicery — [spīs′ər ē] n. pl. spiceries [ME spicerie < MFr espicerie < espice: see SPICE] 1. spices 2. spicy quality, flavor, or aroma 3. Obs. a place to keep spices … English World dictionary
Spicery — A spicery was the office in a medieval household responsible for spices, as well as the room in which the spices were kept. It was headed by a spicerer. The office was subordinated to the kitchen or the wardrobe, and only existed as a separate… … Wikipedia
spicery — noun (plural eries) Date: 13th century 1. spices 2. archaic a repository of spices 3. a spicy quality … New Collegiate Dictionary
spicery — /spuy seuh ree/, n., pl. spiceries for 3. 1. spices. 2. spicy flavor or fragrance. 3. Archaic. a storeroom or place for spices. [1250 1300; ME spicerie < OF espicerie. See SPICE, ERY] * * * … Universalium
spicery — noun a) Spices, in general. b) A repository of spices … Wiktionary
Spicery — Heb. nechoth, identified with the Arabic naka at, the gum tragacanth, obtained from the astralagus, of which there are about twenty species found in Palestine. The tragacanth of commerce is obtained from the A. tragacantha. The gum exudes… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
spicery — sb. RG. 151 … Oldest English Words
spicery — spic·ery … English syllables
spicery — spic•er•y [[t]ˈspaɪ sə ri[/t]] n. pl. er•ies 1) spices 2) spicy flavor or fragrance 3) archaic a storeroom for spices • Etymology: 1250–1300 … From formal English to slang