Translation of mace in Spanish:

mace

Pronunciation: /meɪs/

n

  • 1 [Art] [Hist] [Mil] maza (f)
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    • But it would be just my luck if the girl of my dreams took a dislike to me, had a big can of Mace and an itchy trigger finger.
    • You can't pull your gun, no Mace - why don't we just arm-wrestle to see if you go to jail?
    • [But] why put deadbolt locks on your doors and stock up on cans of Mace and then decide to leave your windows open?
  • 2 [Culin] macis (f), macia (f)
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    • Among the spices specified are ginger, nutmeg, mace, cloves, and saffron; caraway seeds seem always to have been included.
    • Before La Varenne, court cuisine had over-emphasized the use of sugar and such sweet spices as cloves, mace, cardamom or nutmeg.
    • Spices such as coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, mace and nutmeg are ideal for winter soups and paprika helps provide a rich colour, says Bridget Jones.
  • 3
    (Mace®)
    (AmE) (tear gas)gas para defensa personal

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