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1. Which very useful word associated with the smell of spicy cooking comes originally from the Greek word for spice?
2. This is a very useful white-flowered plant whose leaves are used for cattle fodder. The seeds that it produces are commonly used in Indian cooking as a spice, and also as a yellow dye. What is the interesting name of this plant?
3. The tiny pungent seeds of that are used to create this spice come in little green pods, and are used commonly in both Indian and Scandinavian cooking. What is the name of this spice?
4. Which of these is not to be found in the powder commonly known as 'Chinese five-spice'?
5. The tree that produces the very wonderful but expensive spice nutmeg originated on which set of islands?
6. Saffron is a rich, yellow spice used in various cuisines throughout the world. From what flower is saffron derived?
7. Which of these spices comes from the rhizome (or underground stem) of a plant?
8. Which spice, derived from the dried flower buds of the evergreen Syzygium aromaticum, was originally called 'gillyflower' in the West?
9. I love chili powder, I really do. In honor of this love, a question. Which of these is not a common type of chili pepper?
10. Which of these is the national spice of Hungary?
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