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spice

or spice tea [cf. SPICE allspice + TEA any hot drink; cf. Haitian epis te spices (tea) HCEFD] n. a medicinal infusion made from the leaves of the allspice tree: We ain't had no tea bag, so Mommy make us spice tea (Nassau). 1978 Used to stimulate the appetite, spice is a popular tonic drink. Boiling water is poured over the leaves (Higgs 12). (Nassau)

Tags: bush medicine, noun

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Last update: 2011-11-02 22:26
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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