What is the difference between Spices and Vegetables?

The difference between spices and vegetables

is that “spices” is aromatic or pungent plant matter used to season or flavour food and “vegetables” is any plant.

spices

vegetables

Noun

  • (countable, uncountable) Aromatic or pungent plant matter (usually dried) used to season or flavour food.
  • (figurative, uncountable) Appeal, interest; an attribute that makes something appealing, interesting, or engaging.
  • (uncountable) A synthetic cannabinoid drug.
  • (uncountable, Yorkshire) Sweets, candy.
  • (obsolete) Species; kind.
  • A characteristic touch or taste; smack; flavour.
  • An aromatic odour.

Hypernyms

  • seasoning

Hyponyms

  • seasoning

Coordinate terms

  • herb

Related terms

  • five-spice powder
  • herbs and spices
  • spicy tooth
  • variety is the spice of life

Verb

  • (transitive) To add spice or spices to; season.
  • (transitive) To spice up.

Related terms

  • spice up

Noun

  • Any plant.
  • A plant raised for some edible part of it, such as the leaves, roots, fruit or flowers, but excluding any plant considered to be a fruit, grain, herb, or spice in the culinary sense.
  • The edible part of such a plant.
  • (figurative, derogatory) A person whose brain (or, infrequently, body) has been damaged so that they cannot interact with the surrounding environment; a brain-dead person.

Related terms

  • vegan
  • vegetarian
  • vegetate
  • vegetation

Examples

  • That he might ascertain whether any of the cloths of ancient Egypt were made of hemp, M. Dutrochet has examined with the microscope the weavable filaments of this last vegetable.
  • Synonyms: veg, veggie
  • Synonyms: veg, veggie
  • Synonym: cabbage

Adjective

  • Of or relating to plants.
  • Of or relating to vegetables.

Examples

  • On an early winter afternoon, clear but not cold, when the vegetable world was a weird multitude of skeletons through whose ribs the sun shone freely, a gleaming landau came to a pause on the crest of a hill in Wessex.