n. Any of various plants, herbs and spices (such as bay leaf, ginger or parsley) or liquids (such as wine or vinegar) that impart a lively fragrance and flavor to food and drink.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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