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I'm wondering if there is an adjective in English that means "containing spices/herbs". Can I use the word 'spicy"? I've always thought it's a synonym of 'hot', so spicy food creates a burning feeling in your mouth.
A dish may contain lots of spices and herbs and have a piquant flavour, but remain not burning.
For example, mulled wine contains cinammon and clove, but it doens't burn your mouth. Can I describe it as a spicy drink?
We don't capitalize "cinnamon", do we?
It's really interesting why it is so. We add spices, but can describe our dish as 'spicy' only when it is hot.
5jj, I'm afraid I don't get it .
I assume that 'salted' = with some salt added, whereas 'salty' = tasting of salt. However, both salted and salty food makes our receptors feel salt. I don't see how they relate to 'spiced' and 'spicy'.
'spiced' = with spiced added, 'spicy' - hot, creating a burning feeling in one's mouth.
Kimchi dish is really spicy. It always makes me want to drink some water to get rid of that burning feeling. Our Russian sbiten is spiced, leaving a pleasant flavour of ginger and sage.