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the seed of a plant called anise, used for adding flavour to food and drink
a plant whose sweet leaves are used in salads and cooking, especially in dishes containing tomato. Basil is a herb.
a leaf from a bay tree that is often used in cooking to add flavour
a plant with rough leaves used for giving a fresh flavour to food. Borage is a herb.
a mixture of herbs in a small bag, that you use to add flavour to soups, sauces etc when you are cooking
the seeds of a plant used for giving a particular flavour to food. Cardamom is a spice.
a red powder made from a type of pepper that has a strong flavour. It is added to food to make it taste spicy.
a red powder made from chillies, used for adding a hot flavour to food. Chilli powder is a type of spice.
a brown powder or small stick made from the bark of a tree and used for giving a special taste to food, especially sweet food. Cinnamon is a spice.
a brown dried flower bud used as a spice for adding flavour to food
a small section of the bulb of a garlic plant used for adding flavour to food
British a plant whose leaves and seeds are used to give flavour to food. The American word is cilantro.
seeds used for adding a special flavour to food, or the plant that produces them. Cumin is a type of spice.
a mixture of spices in the form of a powder, used for making curry
a type of herb (=plant used for giving food a special flavour)
a mixture of spices that make food taste hot, often used in Indian cooking
a thick light brown root with a strong flavour that is used as a spice in cooking
Indian English turmeric used in Indian cooking
the crushed shell of nutmeg, used for adding flavour to food. Mace is a spice.
a plant whose leaves are used in cooking. Marjoram is a herb.
a substance that smells and tastes like mint
a small plant with green leaves that have a strong smell, used for adding flavour to food. Mint is a herb.
a yellow substance with a hot taste made from the seeds of a plant. Mustard is eaten, especially with meat, in small amounts.
a brown powder used as a spice to give flavour to food. It comes from the hard seed of a tropical tree.
a plant whose leaves are used in cooking for giving a special flavour to food. Oregano is a herb.
a red powder used in cooking for adding a slightly hot flavour to food. Paprika is a spice.
a small plant with curly leaves, used for decorating food or for giving it a fresh flavour. Parsley is a herb.
a black or white powder that adds strong flavour to food. It is made from crushed dried fruits called peppercorns.
a bush with narrow leaves that have a strong pleasant smell and taste, used as a herb in cooking
a plant used to flavour food. Sage is a herb.
large pieces of salt that are produced when sea water evaporates (=becomes steam)
salt, pepper, or other spices that you add to food to improve the taste
a plant whose narrow leaves are added to food to give it a special flavour. Tarragon is a herb.
a small plant with very small leaves used for adding flavour to food. Thyme is a herb.
a yellow powder used when cooking for adding flavour and colour to food, especially curry. Turmeric is a spice.
a flavour used in some sweet foods, for example cakes and ice cream, that comes from the bean of a tropical plant