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A spicery was the office in a medieval household responsible for spices, as well as the room in which the spices were kept. It was headed by a spicerer. The office was subordinated to the kitchen or the wardrobe, and existed as a separate office only in larger households. It was closely connected with other offices of the kitchen, such as the saucery and the scullery.[1] The term is largely obsolete today, and if used at all is more often simply a synonym for spices.[2]


  1. ^ Woolgar, C. M. (1999). The Great Household in Late Medieval England. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. pp. 111, 144. ISBN 0-300-07687-8.
  2. ^ "spicery". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 2008-01-19.

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